Ava DuVernay Romance Anthology Gets Straight-to-Series Order by OWN

Oprah Winfrey will executive produce “Cherish the Day” alongside DuVernay for a Winter 2020 premiere

Last Updated: March 20, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

OWN has given a straight-to-series order to “Cherish the Day,” an anthology drama from Ava DuVernay.

DuVernay will create and executive produce the series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television as part of her recently announced overall deal with the studio. Oprah Winfrey will executive produce alongside DuVernay for a winter 2020 premiere on OWN.

Each season, the anthology series chronicles the stirring romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The season-long narrative will unfold to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday.

“Ava is a visionary storyteller. She brings so much care, so much heart, so much love to the art she creates,” Winfrey said. “I’m excited to continue collaborating together with our very first anthology series for OWN.”

Tanya Hamilton will serve as showrunner and will direct the first episode. DuVernay’s longtime producing partner, Paul Garnes, will also executive produce the series.

“OWN is home. I’m honored to create television for a network headed by an artist with spectacular vision and unbridled passion for the stories that we want to tell,” DuVernay said. She also created “Queen Sugar” for the network.

“Cherish the Day” is produced for OWN by Forward Movement and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

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