Last year, we reported that Mara Bock Akil and her creative partner and husband Salim Akil were creating a new series for OWN. At the time, all we had was a title. “Love Is___”
But now, with the show’s debut approaching, there are more details.
As we reported earlier, it’s based, loosely, on the Akils’ relationship. Set primarily in Los Angeles, during the ’90s with Black Hollywood as a backdrop, the show follows Nuri (played by Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from different worlds who are pursuing their goals in the city of dreams.
The couple narrates the happenings of their former life as their present-day selves, looking back on romantic drama, social issues and Black culture at the time.
The cast also includes Loretta Devine, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Tammy Townsend and Michael King.
The series is set to premiere on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 pm on OWN. Check out the trailer for the show above.