HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode, 2d-animated season of Young Love, which is based on the characters in the short film from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation (image at top). The film focuses on an African-American dad’s struggle to do his daughter’s hair while her mother is in hospital. The new show is described as follows:
Filled with comedy and heart, Young Love is 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.
Cherry, the series’s creator, will serve as showrunner alongside writer-producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite). The executive producers are Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young along with Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed, all of whom were involved with Hair Love.