SDCC 2023 INTERVIEW: Showrunner Matthew A. Cherry and Supervising Producer Mark Davis Talk “Young Love”

Multiverse of Color’s Vanessa and Keenon had the opportunity to chat with the showrunner and supervising producer, Matthew A. Cherry and Mark Davis, of MAX Animation’s “Young Love”, streaming soon on September 21, 2023. 

The all-new animated series “Young Love” expands on the family introduced in the Academy Award®-winning short film, “Hair Love.” Filled with comedy and heart, Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family – including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky – as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves.

“Young Love” is created by Matthew A. Cherry, who will executive produce and showrun with long-time animation creative Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite). The series will be executive produced by Karen Rupert Toliver and Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young along with Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward II and Carl Reed.

CAST: Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Issa Rae, Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton and Brooke Conaway.

“Young Love” on MAX. Credit: MAX

This journey began as a kickstarter with “Hair Love” and is now a full-blown TV series. Vanessa and Keenon dive into this journey with Cherry and Davis, as well as themes of Millennial fatherhood, generational ties and living again after illness.

“Each journey is its own individual thing, you gotta make sure you’re tailoring each piece for each individual audience. But I’m just excited for people to continue to see these characters kind of grow up and fall in love. Might fall down, but also get back up,” Cherry shared.

Check out the full interview here.