“Black Lightning” Creators’ OWN Dramedy “Love Is” Casts Lead Roles


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Husband and wife producing partners Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have cast their fictional onscreen counterparts for new OWN dramedy series ___.

Drawing inspiration from their own real-life relationship, the humorous drama tells the love story between a modern-day power couple.

will play Nuri, described as a bubbly personality with big dreams who is struggling to make a name for herself as a sitcom staff writer while juggling an assortment of romances that only leave her partly fulfilled. After she meets Yasir, himself unemployed and barely holding onto his dreams, Nuri changes all her opinions about what she expects from a man because she’s just found the one who is perfect for her.

will play Yasir, an aspiring writer/director who is down to his last two unemployment checks, and he lives (unhappily) with his on-and-off-again ex. But after meeting the stunning Nuri, Yasir finds a reason to alter his life and the drive to access his potential.

The Akils created and executive produce the series through their Akil Productions banner with Brock Akil also serving as showrunner.

Weaver is represented by and . Catlett is repped by and .

The show is produced in association with Warner Horizon Scripted .

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