Emmy nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay continues to build her dramatic catalogue of stories with a new anthology series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network titled Cherish the Day.

Each season of Cherish the Day will chronicle 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. The series is created and executive produced by DuVernay through Array Filmworks from Warner Horizon Scripted Television. 

Xosha Roquemore (The Mindy Project) will star as Gently James and Alano Miller (Underground) will star as Evan Fisher. The couple meets and falls in love in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years in eight episodes.  Roquemore is best known for her role as Tamra Webb on Mindy Kaling’s long-running hit series The Mindy Project, and most recently recurred as Dawn Lima on I’m Dying Up Here.  On the big screen, Roquemore appeared in Lee DanielsPrecious and will be seen in the upcoming film Brian Banks.

Miller starred as Cato in Underground and as Raymond Green in the acclaimed film Loving.  He has appeared in episodes of The Red Line and recently wrapped production on feature film Sylvie starring opposite Tessa Thompson.  

Cherish the Day is produced for OWN by Array Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Acclaimed filmmaker Tanya Hamilton (Queen Sugar, Night Catches Us) will direct the Cherish the Day series premiere written by DuVernay.

Enjoy Sade‘s classic tune “Cherish the Day” which I am assuming is probably the source of inspiration for the series title. Stay tuned…

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