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.
With a straight-to-series order, DuVernay will create and executive produce Cherish the Day, an original anthology series as part of her recently announced deal with the studio. Oprah Winfrey will executive produce alongside DuVernay and Tanya Hamilton (Queen Sugar), who will also serve as showrunner and direct the series premiere. Paul Garnes (Selma, Queen Sugar) will be an executive producer.
“OWN is home,” said DuVernay. “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.“
“Ava is a visionary storyteller. She brings so much care, so much heart, so much love to the art she creates,” said Winfrey. “I’m excited to continue collaborating together with our very first anthology series for OWN.”
The series is produced for OWN by Forward Movement and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
Cherish the Day is aiming for a 2020 premiere.