Thursday night. November 2017. I was tucked away in a rented house secretly writing a TV pilot based on Octavia Butler
's novel Dawn
. Patty Jenkins
had called that morning to ask if I'd like to direct two episodes of her and Sam Sheridan
's series One Day She'll Darken after a fierce competition for the job. Between these two adventures, I genuinely didn't want for anything. I was creatively filled to the brim.
Then an email comes from a director I deeply respect, asking if we can chat. Around 8 a.m. the following morning, the phone rings....