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Ava DuVernay to Direct ‘Caste’ Adaptation for Netflix

October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020

Ava Duvernay is re-teaming with Netflix for an adaptation of New York Times bestseller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.

DuVernay, who worked with the streamer on both her Oscar-nominated documentary The 13th and Emmy winning series When They See Us, will writer, direct and produce the feature version of Isabel Wilkerson’s novel.

The non-fiction book was published in August of this year is told through multiple real-life stories, and examines how American, throughout its history, has been shaped by caste system, a human hierarchy that dates back generations but still affects our present day.

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