FREEFORM ORDERS "LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA" LIMITED COMEDY SERIES FROM JOANNA JOHNSON AND ANONYMOUS CONTENT
Freeform has ordered the limited scripted series "Love in the Time of Corona," from executive producers Joanna Johnson ("Good Trouble," "The Fosters," "Hope & Faith"), Christine Sacani ("Good Trouble," "The Fosters") and Anonymous Content's Robyn Meisinger.
This four-part romantic comedy series is a funny and hopeful look at the search for love, sex and connection during this time of social distancing. The series will follow several interwoven stories with an ensemble of characters who are sheltering in their homes, some of whom are wondering if a hookup with a roommate can ever be casual, while another is kicking herself for deciding to isolate with an ex. It is a show that takes a fresh look at love that knows no bounds. The series will be filmed using remote technologies while utilizing talents' real living spaces as the backdrop to the stories.
"This is the perfect show for a generation who is learning to love and be loved in a time when the entire world is telling them to stay six feet apart," said Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. "Although the constraints have been difficult during this time, immense creativity has flourished and we could not be more grateful that Joanna brought this series to Freeform."
"Love is a basic and central need," said creator and executive producer Joanna Johnson. "Finding it in the time of Corona may pose unique challenges, but it won't stop us from forging great love stories, inspiring grand romantic gestures and profound acts of kindness."
"Love in the Time of Corona" will premiere in August.
Freeform connects to audiences with bold original programming and immersive social engagement that moves the cultural conversation a little forward. As Walt Disney Television's young adult television network, Freeform channels the force and momentum of its audience in its quest for progress with authentic, groundbreaking original series such as "grown-ish," "The Bold Type," "Good Trouble," "Siren," "Motherland: Fort Salem" and "Everything's Gonna Be Okay." The network also programs tentpole events such as "31 Nights of Halloween," "Kick Off to Christmas" and "25 Days of Christmas."
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.