Cicely Tyson Stars in Ava DuVernay’s Series ‘Cherish the Day’

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2018 Governors Awards – Arrivals – Hollywood, California, U.S., November 18, 2018 – Honoree Cicely Tyson (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni).

Emmy award-winning actress Cicely Tyson has joined the cast as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s OWN anthology series “Cherish the Day,” the network announced on August 13.

Each season of DuVernay’s show will chronicle the budding romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a day in the story. The season-long narrative will show the significant moments in a relationship “that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday,” the release states. The series is set to premiere winter 2020.

Tyson joins Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller, who play Gently James and Evan Fisher. Tyson is set to play Miss Luma Lee Langston, “a legendary star of stage and screen in decades past.” Gently James, played by Roquemore, is Luma’s live-in assistant who…

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