‘Love Is ___’: Wendy Davis Joins OWN Relationship Dramedy In Recasting

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Army Wives alumna Wendy Davis has signed on as a series regular in OWN’s upcoming hourlong dramedy Love Is___, from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, in a recasting.

Created and executive produced by the Akils, Love Is ___, is described as a humorous drama about a modern-day power couple balancing successful careers and a beautiful family, and draws inspiration from the Akils’ real-life relationship. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad…to the ‘90s, because that’s where this definitive love story all began.

Davis will play Nuri in the year 2027. Nuri is first seen in 2027, in her 50s, relaxed, happy, and comfortable in her life and her 32-year marriage to Yasir. Davis replaces Lana Young, who was originally cast in the role.

The Akils executive produce the series through their Akil Productions banner, with Mara Brock Akil serving as showrunner. The series hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and stems from the Akils’ big overall deal at Warner Bros. TV.

Davis played the series regular role of Joan Burton on all seven seasons of Lifetime’s Army Wives opposite Sterling K. Brown and was last seen in the feature Encounter starring Luke Hemsworth. She’s repped by Stone Manners Salners and The Green Room.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/04/love-is-wendy-davis-own-relationship-dramedy-recasting-1202364106/