We love watching Ava DuVernay as she continues to expand her ever growing reach.
NBC announced a ten-part unscripted series in partnership with DuVernay’s production company Array Filmworks and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.
During each episode of the new show, titled Home Sweet Home, viewers will follow two families leading very different lives as they embark on a life-changing experience. The show is meant to explore the experience of those families as they are tasked with facing the challenge of living through racial, religious, economic, geographic, gender and identity assumptions while exchanging homes for a week.
“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. 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,” said DuVernay.
“We are honored to partner with Ava for the first time to bring Home Sweet Home to life at NBC,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Led by Ava’s powerful and hopeful creative vision, these stories will reveal genuine moments of change that we hope will spark thought-provoking conversations and encourage compassion, empathy and understanding.”
“Ava is an extraordinarily gifted and thoughtful storyteller,” said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. “This life-changing journey promises to be a rich experience affording families an opportunity to see life through a new lens.”