Max Animated Series ‘Young Love’ Trailer Inspired by ‘Hair Love’ Short
by Alex Billington
September 12, 2023
“I wish I had a calling. What’s my legacy?” Max has unveiled an official trailer for the animated streaming series called Young Love, ready to launch on streaming from creator Matthew A. Cherry. This is based on the award-winning animated short Hair Love, which won the Best Animated Short Oscar back in 2020. They’ve now turned it into a full-on animated series, available to watch on Max soon. An honest look into the world of an African American young family of millennial parents, as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics striving for a better life. “When you don’t want to hurt your hairstylist’s feelings but you gotta be red-carpet ready before bedtime.” When life gets messy, feel the love. Young Love features the voices of Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Issa Rae, Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton, Brooke Conaway, and Mara Junot. This is super cute! A nice update on the short. It may be no “Bluey”, but it does look like some wholesome goodness we all could benefit from.
Here’s the first official trailer (+ poster) for Max’s series Young Love, direct from Max’s YouTube:
Cherry’s short film Hair Love centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time. The short resonated with people everywhere, especially fathers who found themselves in similar situations. The all-new animated series Young Love expands on the family first introduced in Hair Love. Filled with comedy and heart, Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family – including millennial parents Stephen & Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky – as they juggle careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves. Young Love is a series created by filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (The Last Fall, 9 Rides, “Abbott Elementary”, “Ghosts”, “Young Sheldon”). Episodes written by Cherry, Willie Hunter, Breannah Gibson. Featuring episodes directed by René Veilleux and Sahle Robinson. Executive produced by Monica A. Young, with Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed; and Ranada Shepard. HBO will debut the Young Love series streaming on Max starting September 21st, 2023 this fall. Look good?