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EntertainmentCicely Tyson joins cast of Ava DuVernay series on OWN

01:55  14 august  2019
01:55  14 august  2019 Source:   ap.org

Ava DuVernay Thanks The Exonerated Five After ‘When They See Us’ Nabs 16 Emmy Noms

Ava DuVernay Thanks The Exonerated Five After ‘When They See Us’ Nabs 16 Emmy Noms Netflix’s highly watched four-part series, When They See Us earned the most nominations for the streaming giant with a whopping 16 Emmy noms including Outstanding Limited Series. After the nominations were read, show director, co-writer, and producer Ava DuVernay hopped on Twitter to thank the real-life series subject—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise—affectionally dubbed to as The Exonerated Five. “Thank you to the real men for inviting me to tell their story,” DuVernay wrote. “Thank you @TelevisionAcad for honoring the work. Saluting every single crew and cast member.

Ava DuVernay joined forces with Time magazine as guest editor for its new special issue “The Art of Optimism.” Acting legend Cicely Tyson is featured as “When I was invited to guest-edit this issue, TIME’s second special issue devoted to optimism, it was on a particularly dreary day,” DuVernay wrote.

Ava DuVernay honors Cicely Tyson at the Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Hollywood.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay's new romance anthology series on OWN, "Cherish the Day."

Cicely Tyson joins cast of Ava DuVernay series on OWN © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In an April 27, 2018 file photo, Cicely Tyson speaks at her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. PWN Netwoek said Tuesday, August 13, 2019 that Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay’s new romance anthology series on OWN, “Cherish the Day.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

The network said Tuesday that the 94-year-old legend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage and screen in decades past. She joins previously announced leads Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller.

The series, which premieres in 2020, will chronicle the lives of one couple per season, with each episode spanning a single day. It's DuVernay's second series on OWN since the creation of "Queen Sugar."

Roquemore plays Gently James, Luma's live-in assistant who is encouraged by Miss Luma Lee to strike up a romance with Evan Fisher, played by Miller. DuVernay is the creator and executive producer.

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