Expanding on the short film’s narrative, Young Love turns on a millennial couple balancing parenting, careers, marriage, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics.
Young Love was created and executive produced by Matthew A. Cherry, a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker who wrote and co-directed Hair Love. In addition to winning the animated short Oscar, the film was adapted as a book, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.
Atomic Cartoons handled animation for the series, and House of Cool created its storyboards. Executive producers include Cherry, Monica A. Young, Karen Rupert Toliver, Carl Jones, David Steward II, and Carl Reed. Karen Malach produced the series.
Hair Love features an A-list voice cast headlined by Scott Mescudi, Issa Rae, Brooke Monroe Conaway, Loretta Devine Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton, Sharyl Lee Ralph, and Debra Wilson.