Ava DuVernay has built her first primetime unscripted series – a ten-part social experiment for NBC.
The When They See Us filmmaker created Home Sweet Home and she will produce via her production company Array Filmworks with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.
Each episode of the series follows two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. It explores what it’s like to walk a mile in another person’s shoes by challenging racial, religious, economic, geographic, gender and identity assumptions as participants exchange homes for a week and experience the life of someone unlike them.
DuVernay, who directed Oscar-winning civil rights drama Selma and is producing the fifth season of Queen Sugar, will exec produce alongside Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of Array.