Ava DuVernay’s New Series on NBC Gets Premiere Date

By: Tadi Abedje

Ava DuVernay is an award-winning filmmaker who is successful in the movie industry. She has created eye-opening movies and series such as Middle of NowhereSelmaA Wrinkle in TimeWhen They See Us and her upcoming limited series, Colin in Black & White 

As a result of these works, the 48-year-old won the Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody awards. 

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Now, DuVernay is using her filmmaking abilities to create her first ever unscripted series on NBC called “Home Sweet Home.” It is a 10-part social experiment, and she is working with her self-launched company Array Filmworks alongside Warner Horizon and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television. 

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According to Deadline, each episode will highlight two families who have come from different upbringings, as they decide to step outside of their comfort zone and look at the real world from a unique perspective.  

The series will be 10 episodes long and at the end of each episode, the two families will come together and share what they have learned. 

“The idea for Home Sweet Home came to me during the strange and important times we’re all experiencing. The premise is that we are farther apart than ever, yet bound by what we have in common – concerns with health, safety, justice and community. These notions manifest in each of us in different ways, but nowhere more striking than in the privacy of our own homes,” DuVernay said in July 2020 in another Deadline article. “I’m thrilled that NBC and Warner Horizon embraced the challenge of this moment to celebrate the specificity of our differences as we discover the many beautiful things that we have in common.” 

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