Today, Freeform announced the cast of the limited series event, “Love in the Time of Corona,” including Tony(R) and GRAMMY(R) Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”), Nicolette Robinson (“The Affair”), Tommy Dorfman (“13 Reasons Why”), Rainey Qualley (“Mad Men”), Gil Bellows (“Patriot”), Rya Kihlstedt (“One Mississippi”), Ava Bellows (“This Too Shall Pass”) and L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost”). The series, from executive producers Joanna Johnson (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”), Christine Sacani (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”), Anonymous Content’s Robyn Meisinger, begins production in Los Angeles today.
Filmed using remote technologies and shot in the talents’ actual homes, this four-part limited series follows four interwoven stories about the hopeful search for love and connection during this time of quarantine.
Real-life couple Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson, who also serve as executive producers on the project, portray James and Sade, a couple who have been living somewhat separate lives: He has a busy career that keeps him on the road, and she is at home raising their daughter. Once the pandemic puts them under one roof, their time together leads them to reevaluate their relationship and their priorities.
Tommy Dorfman stars as Oscar, a successful nonbinary stylist, and Rainey Qualley stars as Elle, an aspiring singer-songwriter. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, Oscar and Elle’s mostly platonic friendship becomes increasingly complicated as Oscar’s latest online date progresses toward relationship territory just as Elle’s neighborly crush starts to blossom.
Gil Bellows plays Paul, Bellows’ real-life wife Rya Kihlstedt will portray Sarah, and their daughter Ava Bellows plays Sophie. After quietly separating months earlier, Paul and Sarah reluctantly decide to quarantine together when their sweet yet intense daughter, Sophie, returns home from college. But when Sophie’s high school sweetheart suddenly breaks up with her, Paul and Sarah struggle to continue their “happy couple” ruse for their daughter’s sake.
L. Scott Caldwell plays Nanda, a headstrong woman determined to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Charles. Played by guest star Charlie Robinson, Charles is unable to come home from a rehab facility when COVID-19 causes them to go into lockdown.
“Love in the Time of Corona” will premiere in August.
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About Anonymous Content
Founded in 1999 by Steve Golin, Anonymous Content is a leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company. As one of the largest and most successful management companies operating today, Anonymous Content boasts an exceptional roster of over 600 clients including many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians and works closely with its management clients to help them achieve their goals by both creating and finding opportunities for them, whether in feature films, television, commercials, music videos or brand integrated content. Anonymous Content’s clients have been recognized with Academy Awards(R), Emmys(R), Golden Globes(R), Tony Awards(R), Pulitzer Prizes(R)and other prestigious awards. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works, including BABEL, WINTER’S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. The company’s TV credits includes “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “Briarpatch” (USA) and “Dickinson” (Apple). Current Anonymous Content films in production include STILLWATER, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin, GOOD MORNING MIDNIGHT, directed by George Clooney and starring Clooney and Felicity Jones and SWAN SONG, written and directed by Ben Cleary and starring Mahershala Ali. On the television side, the company produced recently released series “Paradise Lost” (Paramount Network), “Home Before Dark” (Apple), “Defending Jacob” (Apple), When the Streetlights Go On” (Quibi) and soon to be released “The Now” (Quibi). Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless leading global brands including HP, Prada, Nike and Coke. In 2016, Anonymous Content received a substantial minority investment from Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, to allow the firm to expand its production offerings in socially relevant content aimed at inspiring change. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.