Deadline is reporting that upcoming OWN drama Love Is has found its two leads in Michele Weaver (2 Lava 2 Lantula!) and Will Catlett (Black Lightning). Weaver will play bubbly and ambitious sitcom writer Nuri, who struggles to find fulfillment in her love life, while Catlett is set as Yasir, an aspiring writer-director living with his on-again/off-again ex who soon finds a reason to finally fulfill his potential.
In addition to her role on the Syfy telefilm, Weaver has appeared on the likes of Switched at Birth, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, and The Cost of Living, while Catlett’s television credits include Insecure, Born Again Virgin, and The Mentalist.
Love Is joins an OWN roster that includes Greenleaf and Queen Sugar, as well as an upcoming drama from Moonlight co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.