Love Is___: OWN orders Dramedy via sitcom author
The Oprah Winfrey Network has commissioned ten episodes of a new series called Love Is___. Michele Weaver takes on the leading role of a sitcom author who falls in love with a man who is very different from what she had imagined.
Next year’s OWN will feature a new dramedy entitled Love Is___, of which ten episodes have been ordered according to the press release. Akil Productions and Warner are responsible for the series.
In “Love Is___” we get to know the ambitious sitcom author Nuri (Michele Weaver), who has found little fulfilment in love so far. When she meets the unemployed filmmaker Yasir (William Catlett), her priorities suddenly change regarding what she expects from a man. At the same time, Yasir takes new courage to live and finally grabs life by the horns again.
The amusing drama series was written by Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane), who also acts as a show runner and incorporates her experiences as a black woman in Hollywood as well as her relationship with producer Salim Akil.
The leading actress Michele Weaver is known from series like “The Cost of Living” and Switched at Birth.