Ava DuVernay and her arts advocacy collective ARRAY are diving into the realm of reality for Home Sweet Home.
NBC ordered 10 hour-long episodes of Home Sweet Home, a social experiment docu-series. This series marks as DuVernay’s first primetime unscripted project.
Each episode of Home Sweet Home taps two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. They will go through this full-immersion cultural experiment. The show chronicles the fierce curiosity and sense of adventure it takes to walk a mile in another person’s shoes. The show does this 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 in intimate and dynamic ways.
DuVernay created the series and will executive produce via ARRAY Filmworks.
In a statement in regards to the series Duvernay said:
The idea for Home Sweet Home came to me during the strange and important times we’re all experiencing. The premise is that we are farther apart than ever. Yet [we are] 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.
Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY will also executive produce. Warner Horizon Unscripted Television will produce.
“We are honored to partner with Ava for the first time to bring ‘Home Sweet Home’ to life at NBC,” Meredith Ahr, president of Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “Led by Ava’s powerful and hopeful creative vision, these stories will reveal genuine moments of change that we hope will spark thought-provoking conversations and encourage compassion, empathy and understanding.”
“Ava is an extraordinarily gifted and thoughtful storyteller,” Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television said. “This life-changing journey promises to be a rich experience affording families an opportunity to see life through a new lens.”
DuVernay is currently under an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
As of now, there is no premiere date, but we’ll update you with any information we learn.