OWN Network Cancels ‘Love Is’ Amid Domestic Violence Claims Against Salim Akil

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OWN Network Cancels ‘Love Is’ Amid Domestic Violence Claims Against Salim Akil

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News has surfaced that the OWN community has moved to cancel love drama Love Is after one season after home violence allegations surfaced concerning present co-creator Salim Akil. The present, which additionally names Akil’s spouse and present associate Mara Brock Akil as a producer and creator, was simply renewed for a second season this previous summer time.

Deadline stories:

“OWN has determined to not transfer ahead with the second season of Love Is _ ,” the Oprah Winfrey based outlet stated Wednesday, nearly 5 months after initially saying this summer time that the Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil produced sequence was renewed. “The TV memoir was impressed by the real-life love story of married producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil,” OWN added in a telling perception into the choice to drag the Love plug.

The present could also be over, however solid and producers had been all paid for the second season beneath contractual obligations, I’ve discovered.

The cancellation follows the completion of an inquiry by producer WBTV on each Love Is _ and the CW sequence Black Lightning. Salim Akil is the showrunner on the latter and each Akils function govt producers on each reveals. While there have been no allegations of misconduct by Salim Akil on both present and none had been discovered because of the inquiries, the studio made the transfer on November 30 after the abuse case from actor Amber Dixon Brenner in Los Angeles Superior Court turned public data.

While Black Lightning stays in manufacturing with Akil as showrunner, the sensation at OWN is that the premise of Love Is_ has been essentially altered amidst the claims in federal and state court docket towards Salim Akil, we’ve heard. “The narrative has modified,” famous one supply in regards to the dramedy that facilities on a pair discovering real love, household and success collectively in Hollywood.

Mara Brock Akil addressed Love Is getting canceled her Instagram web page.

Her husband has not made any public feedback simply but.

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