HBO has given Matthew A. Cherry the green light for his new 2D 12-episode animated series, Young Love. The show is said to be a rendition of Sony Pictures Animation’s Academy Award-winning short film Hair Love. This project will be Cherry’s first-ever deal with Warner Bros TV, which he officially signed last June.
Hair Love hit small screens in 2019, and it tells a heartfelt story of an African American father who learns to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. Because of its success, the film won the Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. The show will be executive produced by the film’s producer, Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young, Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II, and Carl Reed.
“Hair Love struck a chord that is still resonating deeply with audiences of all ages. Matthew and Sony Animation’s creative voices are a welcomed addition to the HBO Max family and we can’t wait to bring this joyous story to the world.” SVP Original Animation for HBO Max, Billy Wee said.
Watch the short film below: