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HBO Max Greenlights 'Young Love,' an Animated TV Series Based on Sony's 'Hair Love'

Watch the Academy Award-winning short film here.

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HBO Max Greenlights 'Young Love,' an Animated TV Series Based on Sony's 'Hair Love'

Watch the Academy Award-winning short film here.

Last year, Matthew A. Cherry wrote and directed a short film called Hair Love that follows the story of an African-American father who does his daughter’s hair for the first time. The short, distributed by Sony Pictures Animation, won Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Following its success, HBO Max has officially announced that it has ordered a 12-episode 2D animated series titled Young Love based on the characters from Hair Love. According to the Warner Media, the upcoming show will focus on 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.”

“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 in an official statement. Young Love is created by Cherry himself, who will also act as showrunner alongside long-time animation creative Carl Jones. Additionally, it will be executive produced by Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young, and Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed.

HBO Max has yet to disclose when Young Love is set to officially release, so stay tuned while we wait for more details to surface. In the meantime, watch the Oscar-winning film above.

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