“Hair Love” Academy Award-Winner Matthew Cherry Gets Deal from HBO Max for Animated Series “Young Love” – Good Black News

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Cherry recently landed a deal with HBO Max for a 12-episode season of “Young Love,” an animated series based on the characters from Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s short, “Hair Love.”

Cherry will jointly run the series with Carl Jones, who is best known for his work on “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite.” Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young, who produced “Hair Love,” will executive produce the show alongside Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed.

Matthew Cherry (photo via Twitter)

“Hair Love” explored the relationship between a father and his daughter, Zuri, as he does her hair for the first time. “Young Love” will expand on the story of the family of father Stephen, mother Angela, daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky.

To quote from variety.com:

“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.

“Couldn’t ask for better partners in Sony Pictures Animation and HBO Max in helping us get ‘Young Love’ out to the world.”

Read more: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/hbo-max-young-love-matthew-cherry-sony-1234700022/

Source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/07/07/hair-love-academy-award-winner-matthew-cherry-gets-deal-from-hbo-max-for-animated-series-young-love/