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It was just announced that Emmy award-winning actress, Cicely Tyson has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s upcoming OWN series, Cherish the Day.

In addition to Tyson, Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller will also star in the series.

Cherish the Day follows along the journey of a couple who’s romance is revealed day by day. It is expected to release in the year 2020. Cicely will star as Miss Luma Lee Langston.

In an official statement, DuVernay said, “Last November, I was honored to present Ms. Tyson with her Honorary Academy Award, so to have the opportunity to work with this force of nature who has inspired multiple generations with her talent and grace is beyond anything I can describe.”

She added, “I am over the moon that ​Ms. Tyson will bring Miss Luma Lee Langston to life in Cherish the Day. Each day that she walks on set is a master class.”

This series will be executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey.

Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be tuning in to this exciting new series!