The Akils executive produce the series through their Akil Productions banner, with Mara Brock Akil serving as showrunner. Love Is___ hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is part of the Akils’ big overall deal at Warner Bros. TV. The series premieres at 10 Tueday, June 19.
Set primarily in 1990s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, the series 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. Inspired by the Akils’ own relationship journey, it explores the highs, the lows and the magic of falling — and staying — in love.
The recurring cast includes Loretta Devine, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Tammy Townsend and Michael King.