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Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Score New Drama Series on OWN
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Mara Brock Akil has just landed a new series with her husband Salim Akil to premiere on the OWN network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the husband and wife duo have teamed up with OWN to develop their new show “Love Is___.” The hour long drama will be inspired by their real life relationship, telling the story of a black power couple.
“To have a partner that brings the attention to detail and sheer excellence that Oprah has built an empire on is an absolute dream come true for Salim and me,” said Mara Brock Akil. “That, and it’s Oprah! ‘Love Is ___’ is not only a passion project, but is a personal one for us as well. We’re grateful to have her wholehearted support and magic touch behind this story.”
Based on the Akils’ relationship, the series will tell the story of a power couple navigating the landscape of Black Hollywood.The Akils will create and executive produce the series through their company Akil Productions. Mara Brock Akil will serve as showrunner. The series will be produced in association with Warner Horizon and is slated to premiere in 2018.