Based on Isabel Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed nonfiction book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, DuVernay’s adaptation will employ a multiple-story structure to explore the “unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations,” according to a press release.
On Instagram, DuVernay wrote, "An honor. Thank you for your work, @isabelwilkerson. Thank you for introducing me to this gem, @oprah. Thank you, @tendo, for giving this project wings. May it soar and bring light."
DuVernay is also currently producing the Netflix series Colin in Black & White, based on the life of Colin Kaepernick.
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