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Ava DuVernay Sets Unscripted Social Experiment Series ‘Home Sweet Home’ at NBC

July 16, 2020

NBC has ordered the unscripted series “Home Sweet Home,” which hails from Ava DuVernay.

In the 10-episode hour-long series, two families who lead very different lives go through a full-immersion cultural experiment. The show chronicles walking 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.

“The idea for ‘Home Sweet Home’ came to me during the strange and important times we’re all experiencing,” DuVernay said. “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.”

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