Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Actors Michelle Weaver and Will Catlett have been cast as the leads for OWN’s upcoming dramedy “Love Is ____.” The new one-hour series comes from husband and wife duo—Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

As previously reported, “Love Is ____” draws inspiration from the Akil’s real-life relationship and “tells the love story between a modern-day power couple. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes and will explore it all, from the good to the bad… to the ‘90s, because that’s where the love story began.

According to S&A, Weaver will star as Nuri, 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.

Catlett will star as 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.

RC will keep you posted as casting for this show continues to develop.

Photo Credit: Twitter/Michelle Weaver