Paramount Pictures is one step closer to a Transfomers spinoff starring fan-favorite Bumblebee thanks to script writer Christina Hodson, reports Deadline.

Hodson’s script for Bumblebee, the first spinoff in the Transformers movie universe, has the support of the studio and will soon be delivered to directors.

Michael Bay is directing the fifth Transformers installment for June 23, 2017. Previous announcements indicated that Transformers 6 would be released on June 8, 2018 (see “Paramount Rolls Out Three 'Transformers' Film Dates”), but it looks like that release has been bumped by Bumblebee.

Hodson was one of three female writers to join the Transformers writers room in 2015 (see “'Transformers' Writers Room Starts Monday”). Her involvement in the writing room, alongside Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, is an encouraging indication that the movie industry is working to diversify the voices that contribute to the action film genre.

Since becoming a screenwriter four years ago, Hodson has become known for writing female-driven stories in typically male-dominated genres. She wrote the Naomi Watts-led thriller Shut In, which opens this weekend, and Unforgettable, another thriller starring Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, and Whitney Cummings due out next year. Hodson is also working on an untitled feature set in the DC universe.