Love in the Time of Corona cast revealed

Love in the time of corona logoLove in the Time of Corona, Freeform’s upcoming limited series, has announced its cast.

As previously reported, Love in the Time of Corona will be executively produced by Joanna Johnson and Christine Sacani (Good Trouble), as well as Anonymous Content’s Robyn Meisinger. The series will feature four interwoven stories about the complications of seeking love and connection during quarantine.

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, the series will be starring several real-life couples, a setup becoming increasingly common with television production these days to allow for actors to safely physically interact with each other having been quarantined together. The series will star 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).

Here are the details on each story according to the show’s press release:

“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 on Freeform.