Mara Brock Akil Reacts To OWN Canceling “Love Is_” Series

Mara Brock Akil Reacts To OWN Canceling “Love Is_” Series

Mara Brock Akil has posted a message, in response to the series that she created, Love Is__, with husband partner Salim Akil, being canceled by OWN. She wrote on social media,

LOVE IS___ I am saddened that this great group of #artists and #storytellers will no longer get to create together on this project in this way. This was a special tribe— assembling teams like this is by the grace of God— and I will miss not being on set with them to make more magic. And though I know we will all go on to create more amazing work, I’m grateful there was a moment in time that we came together and had the courage to give our best to try and tell a story about love with love. #InTheLandOf #LoveIs

As previously reported, OWN reportedly canceled the series amidst a lawsuit that Mara’s husband is facing.

Amber Dixon Brenner, Salim Akil

A woman named Amber Dixon Brenner alleged that she had extramarital affair with Salim. She also accused him of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, along with breach of contract. [Click here for more.]

Oprah Winfrey with ‘Love Is ___’ actor Will Catlett, show creator/executive producer Salim Akil, show creator/executive producer/showrunner Mara Brock Akil, and actress Michele Weaver

The series starred Michele Weaver, Will Catlett, Wendy Davis, Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Kadeem Hardison and Clarke Peters.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams