WATCH: OWN Announces Premiere Date, Releases First Trailer for New Romantic Drama “Love Is,” Created by Husband-Wife Team Salim & Mara Brock Akil

Set primarily in 1990s Los Angeles, Love Is___ follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts in black Hollywood. Told from the perspective of Nuri and Yasir’s present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant African-American culture of that time, reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the people they have become nearly 20 years later: a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family.

Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s actual relationship, Love Is___ explores the highs, the lows and the magic of falling—and staying—in love.

Tune in to the series premiere on Tuesday, June 19, at 10/9c.

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