Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

OWN’s upcoming series Love Is ____ has added more star power to its cast.

DEADLINE is reporting that veteran actors Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Reid, Loretta Devine and Tammy Townsend are joining the new one-hour series that comes from husband and wife duo—Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

Love Is ____ is inspired by 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. It features Michelle Weaver and Will Catlett.

Reportedly, Townsend will play Carol, the fun, sexy, bohemian mother of Nuri (Weaver). Devine will portray Betty, the sharp-tongued and insightful mother of Yasir (Catlett). Reid will play Yasir’s lifelong friend Sean, as seen in the year 2027.  Calloway is Angela in 2027, Nuri’s lifelong friend and trusted confidante.

 Love Is ____ is currently shooting in Atlanta, GA.

 Stay tuned…

 Photo Credit: James Pray