Ice Cube Producing Race-Changing Documentary On FX
Two families, one black and one white, share a home in the San Fernando Valley for the majority of the show.
The Sparks, who are black and hail from Atlanta, Georgia and their son Nick are transformed from black to white at the end of the show, while the Wurgel’s and their daughter rose are transformed from white to black.
“I'm really excited to be a part of a show that explores race in America," Ice Cube said. “'Black. White.’ will force people to challenge themselves and really examine where we stand in terms of race in this country."
Keith VanderLaan, nominated for an Oscar for his makeup work in the movie “The Passion of the Christ,” was tapped to utilize the latest in makeup technology, which took approximately three to five hour per family member.
R.J. Cutler snagged an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program for the series "American High" and helped produce "The War Report" and the FX series "30 Days."
“Race has been the central issue in American society since the day the nation was conceived," Cutler told USA Today. "I hope we can engage (the viewer) in a dialogue. I was surprised to learn how hard it is to see the world through the eyes of people of another race."
“Black.White” premieres in March of 2006.