Ava DuVernay’s work continues to put forward necessary conversations about identity, community, and society, and her newest unscripted series, coming to NBC in October, will again show off her creative genius. Home Sweet Home is equal parts social experiment and cultural exploration, as 18 different families from various backgrounds accept the challenge of exploring a world unlike their own. The series from the Emmy winning and Academy Award-nominated creator will follow two families in each episode who trade spaces to experience life outside their own home.
“I am thrilled that my first series with NBC is one that can be enjoyed by the entire family,” said DuVernay. “With Home Sweet Home, my hope is that audiences will find understanding, perspective and appreciation for not only the families featured on the show but with their neighbors in real life. The team at ARRAY Filmworks and I strive to amplify different voices, cultures, and experiences in all the work we do, and this social experiment does just that. Thank you to our partners at NBC and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television for embarking on this journey with us.”
DuVernay’s directorial work includes the powerful, Oscar-winning civil rights drama Selma, the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th that surveyed the history of racial inequality in the US, and the Disney children’s adventure A Wrinkle in Time, which also cemented her as the highest-grossing Black woman director in American box office history.
One of the most recognizable filmmakers in the industry, DuVernay has blazed a trail of thoughtful, rich, and striking creative works that explore, and expand on, the experiences of people of color. Home Sweet Home looks to be both an invitation and an inflection point, bringing together families who may have never considered the experiences of a neighbor or community member.
In 2019, DuVernay created, wrote, produced, and directed the critically received, Emmy Award-winning limited series When They See Us. Her production entity ARRAY Filmworks currently produces Queen Sugar, Cherish the Day, Colin in Black & White, Naomi, DMZ, One Perfect Shot, and Wings of Fire.