Oscar-winning short film Hair Love to become animated series
The upcoming 2D animated series titled Young Love will tell the story of Stephen and Angela, their daughter, Zuri, and their pet cat, Rocky
Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, written and directed by Matthew A Cherry, is set to be developed into a 12-episode series for HBO Max.
Hair Love is based on Cherry's best-selling book of the same name. It follows the journey of an African American man and his daughter as they attempt to tie her hair.
The upcoming 2D animated series titled Young Love will tell the story of Stephen and Angela, their daughter, Zuri, and their pet cat, Rocky.
The new series will be written by Cherry along with Carl Jones and Dayna Lynne North. Cherry and Jones will showrun the series as well.
“Beyond excited to continue telling the story of the young Black millennial family we established in our short film Hair Love as an animated series,” Cherry tweeted following the announcement.
#YoungLove will take a look into the world of young Black millennial parents Stephen & Angela, their daughter Zuri & pet cat Rocky as they juggle careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves.— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 7, 2020