Tuesday, May 8, 2018

OWN Reveals Premiere Date for New Drama 'Love Is ___' Created by The Akils

OWN has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series Love Is ___ created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

The new drama will debut on Tuesday, June 19 at 10/9c. following a new episode of The Haves and the Have Nots.

Set primarily in 1990s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, the drama follows Nuri and Yasir, a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later - a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.

The drama stars Michele Weaver, Will Catlett, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Tyrone Marshall Brown, Idara Victor, Kadeem Hardison, Clarke Peters and Wendy Davis.

The recurring cast includes Loretta Devine, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Tammy Townsend and Michael King.

The Akils executive produce, with Mara Brock Akil serving as showrunner. Warner Horizon Television and Akil Productions produce.