The series will have a two-night premiere on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, and air on Wednesdays going forward.
Each season of the drama will chronicle the stirring romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The first season stars Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller as a couple that meets in Los Angeles, with the full season spanning five years. Additional cast includes Cicely Tyson, Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart.
Directors for the series are Tanya Hamilton, Blitz Bazawule, Aurora Guerrero and Deborah Kampmeier.
DuVernay created and is executive producing the anthology, which received a straight-to-series order, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television as part of her recently announced overall deal with the studio.
She executive produces along with Paul Garnes (“Queen Sugar”), Tanya Hamilton (“Queen Sugar,” “Night Catches Us”), and Oprah Winfrey. Filmmaker Tanya Hamilton (“Queen Sugar,” “Night Catches Us”) will direct the series premiere, which was written by DuVernay.
“Cherish the Day” is produced for OWN by Array Filmworks and Harpo Films in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
The show is DuVernay’s second at OWN, which airs also her drama “Queen Sugar.”