WATCH: Trailer for Mara Brock Akil Romantic Drama ‘LOVE IS_’

Award winning producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have given us all life through the official Love Is__ trailer.  This is the black love story that we have all been waiting for, and to make this series even more glorious than it already is, it’s inspired by the Akil’s relationship.

Set primarily in 1990’s 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.  The series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.

In addition to Weaver and Catlett, the series stars Emmy winning actress Loretta Devine, NAACP Image Award-nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway, NAACP Image Award-winner Tim Reid, Tosin Morohunfola, Tammy Townsend, and Michael King.

Be sure to tune into this epic series on Tuesday, June 19, at 10/9c.



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