"Love Is__" from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil new on OWN - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Love Is__" from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil new on OWN

Love Is__" premieres on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere their new 
romantic drama series "Love Is__" from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Click below for a first look at the "Love Is ___" extended trailer:
 "Love Is ___" is created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Drawing inspiration from their own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.

 "Love Is ___" stars Michele Weaver ("Illicit") and Will Catlett ("Black Lightning"). 

Set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, "Love Is__" follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), 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.

"Love Is___" also features Primetime Emmy®-winner Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy"), NAACP Image Award-nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway ("Coming to America"), NAACP Image Award-winner Tim Reid ("Sister, Sister"), Tosin Morohunfola ("The Chi"), Tammy Townsend ("Sherri"), and Michael King ("Black Lightning"), all with recurring roles.

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