Kid Cudi and Issa Rae are voicing the iconic parents from Hair Love in the upcoming Max series, Young Love.
Kid Cudi (listed as Scott Mescudi) plays Stephen Love, the father who grabbed viewers’ hearts in the Academy Award-winning animated short Hair Love. Rae voices his wife Angela Young and Brooke Monroe Conaway voices Zuri Young Love, the little girl at the center of the animated short. Other cast members include Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Debra Wilson and others.
The series focuses on the everyday lives of the young couple, their daughter and their family as they try to balance everything from parenthood to the stresses of adult life. According to the official description:
Expanding on the groundbreaking Academy Award®-winning short “Hair Love,” from creator Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation, YOUNG LOVE gives an honest, heartfelt, and comedic glimpse into the lives of African American millennial parents Stephen Love (Scott Mescudi) and Angela Young (Issa Rae) as they experience the relatable ups and downs of modern life. In remission following a battle with cancer, Angela struggles to balance her work as a stylist with the demands of parenthood, while Stephen attempts to carve out a career as a musician in an ultra-competitive industry. Along with their fearless daughter Zuri (Brooke Monroe Conaway), this tight-knit Chicago family juggles careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics while striving to make a better life for themselves.
The series is executive produced by Hair Love creator Matthew A. Cherry and Monica A. Young, Karen Rupert Toliver, Carl Jones, David Steward II and Carl Reed. Karen Malach produces. Max produces in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation.
Young Love premieres Sept. 21 on Max with four episodes weekly up until the Oct. 5 season finale.