‘Cherish the Day’: Ava DuVernay and Cicely Tyson Push for More Black Love Stories, Release New Trailer

Ava DuVernay wanted a change of pace.

Her last television series, Netflix’s acclaimed “When They See Us,” was widely celebrated and made her a significant name in prestige television, but DuVernay channeled her creative energy into more uplifting subject matter in the new year.

That desire led to “Cherish the Day,” her upcoming romantic drama for the Oprah Winfrey Network.“I just needed a break from history and wanted to do something lovely and light,” DuVernay said during the show’s Television Critics Association panel Thursday morning.

“I’m a big sucker for love stories, and growing up I loved ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and really craved the black romantic endeavor, which I saw less of.

[…] I really longed to see that kind of black love story on television.”DuVernay discussed the upcoming series with stars Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller, and Cicely Tyson during the panel.

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