We’re Beyond Excited for HBO Max’s ‘Young Love’ – Here’s Why
Young Love, an animated series based on Matthew A Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved Oscar-winning animated short, Hair Love, is coming to HBO Max – and it’s going to be a 12-episode season.
“I am beyond excited to continue telling the story of Stephen, Angela, and Zuri and further explore the family dynamics of a young Black millennial family we established in our short film Hair Love as an animated series,” said Cherry, according to Variety. “Couldn’t ask for better partners in Sony Pictures Animation and HBO Max in helping us get Young Love out to the world.”
The short, Hair Love, was based on the sweet relationship between a black father and his daughter Zuri as he did his hair for the first time and Young Love is set to explore this relationship further.
According to Cherry, the story takes “an honest look into the world of the Young family – including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky – as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves.”