‘Hair Love’ series green lit for HBO Max

‘Hair Love’ series green lit for HBO Max
FILE PHOTO: Matthew A. Cherry, left, and Karen Rupert Toliver, winners of the award for best animated short film for "Hair Love", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The animated short will now become a series for HBO Max. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Oscar-winning animated short “Hair Love” will now become a series.

HBO Max has OK’ed a 12-episode series called “Young Love” from Matthew A. Cherry, the writer/director of the short film, and Sony Pictures Animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cherry announced the news on Twitter.

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Cherry will also serve as showrunner along with Carl Jones who is known for “The Boondocks” and “Black Dynamite,” Deadline reported.

The series will continue the story of an African American father, Stephen, who learns how to style his daughter, Zuri’s, hair. Stephen’s wife Angela and Zuri’s pet cat Rocky will also be featured as they manage family, work and social issues, according to The Hollywood Reporter.