“One day I’ll share the story, we SWUNG for the fences &had a ball, every step of the pitch process!” the director exclaimed.

Speaking of Twitter, fans and peers alike shared in Mahoney’s enthusiasm.

“When one of your besties is about to direct the hell out of a bad-ass script with two actors who always give 110%! @VictoriaMahoney is gonna slay this so hard! Just hearing her talk about it gives goosebumps. Gonna be outstanding. Like her,” fellow bad-ass director Ava DuVernay wrote in a tweet, following the big news.


Mahoney made history as the first-ever woman to direct a Star Wars franchise film when she served as second unit director in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Brown will be returning for the fifth season premiere of This Is Us on Tuesday night and Washington will be starring in Netflix’s upcoming flick, The Prom.