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[07/07/21 - 12:25 PM]
Joy Bryant and Henry Simmons to Star in Season Two of OWN Anthology Drama "Cherish the Day" from Award-Winning Creator Ava DuVernay, ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Television
Production will begin this month in New Orleans, with the new season expected to debut in 2022.

[via press release from OWN]

JOY BRYANT AND HENRY SIMMONS TO STAR IN SEASON TWO OF OWN ANTHOLOGY DRAMA "CHERISH THE DAY" FROM AWARD-WINNING CREATOR AVA DuVERNAY, ARRAY FILMWORKS AND WARNER BROS. TELEVISION

LOS ANGELES - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Joy Bryant ("Parenthood," "For Life") and Henry Simmons ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "NYPD Blue") have been set to star in season two of award-winning creator Ava DuVernay's anthology drama series "Cherish the Day," from ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Television. Production will begin this month in New Orleans, with the new season expected to debut in 2022.

"Cherish the Day" is an anthology series that chronicles the relationship of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. In season two, the rekindling of a romance is told -- the love story of Ellis (Henry Simmons) and Sunday (Joy Bryant), who fell in love in high school but find themselves reunited in beautiful New Orleans. Ellis is a former basketball player who is now a single father of two, and Sunday is a vegan celebrity chef on the cusp of fame. Each episode of the season-long narrative unfolds in a single day to reveal significant moments in a relationship that compel us to hold true to the ones we love, from the extraordinary to the everyday.

Joy is best known for her NAACP Image Award-nominated role as Jasmine in the long-running series "Parenthood," and recently starred in the ABC series "For Life" opposite Nicholas Pinnock and Indira Varma. Joy has appeared opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on HBO's Emmy Award-nominated drama "Ballers," was a regular on the critically acclaimed Amazon original series "Good Girls Revolt," and guest starred in the final season of HBO's award-winning series "Girls." Her film credits include "About Last Night," "Hit and Run," "Bobby," "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," "The Skeleton Key," "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" with Beyoncé, and Denzel Washington's directorial debut, "Antwone Fisher."

Simmons most recently starred in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for ABC, and previously starred in the final six seasons of the landmark ABC drama "NYPD Blue," created by Steven Bochco and David Milch. He was also a series regular on the CBS legal drama "Shark" and ABC comedy "Man Up." Simmons starred in the feature film "No Good Deed," opposite Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, for Screen Gems. He also starred opposite Henson and Michael Clarke Duncan in "From the Rough," and opposite Robin Williams in the independent film "World's Greatest Dad." He was named Best Actor at the 2007 American Black Film Festival for his performance in "South of Pico." Additional film acting credits include "Madea's Family Reunion," "Something New," "Taxi," "Are We There Yet?," "The Insurgents," "A Gentleman's Game," and "Above the Rim."

The first season of "Cherish the Day" starred Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller, and the legendary Cicely Tyson, and debuted in February 2020. On average during its seven-week first season, the series ranked #1 in its time period across all of cable with African American women, households, and total viewers.

The DuVernay-led series achieved full gender parity with a production crew of more than 50% women, including 18 female department heads, an initiative DuVernay will continue in season two.

"Cherish the Day" is produced for OWN by ARRAY Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer, and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers. Swilling, who won the 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television) for "Cherish the Day," and Schaffer are co-showrunners of season two.

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime on Watch OWN and discovery+ across mobile devices and connected TVs.

About Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry's most-respected providers of original primetime programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted drama and comedy series for multiple platforms. As of July 2021, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 60 scripted series for on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.

About ARRAY

Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance.





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