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Cicely Tyson joins cast of Ava DuVernay series on OWN

/ 02:19 PM August 14, 2019
Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson speaks at her Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. Image: Invision/Willy Sanjuan via AP

LOS ANGELES — Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay’s new romance anthology series on OWN, “Cherish the Day”.

The network said on Tuesday, Aug. 13, that the 94-year-old legend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage and screen in decades past. She joins previously announced leads Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller.

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The series, which premieres in 2020, will chronicle the lives of one couple per season, with each episode spanning a single day. It is DuVernay’s second series on OWN since the creation of “Queen Sugar”.

Roquemore plays Gently James, Luma’s live-in assistant who is encouraged by Miss Luma Lee to strike up a romance with Evan Fisher, played by Miller. DuVernay is the creator and executive producer. HM/JB

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