BBC bags HBO Max’s Love Life with Anna Kendrick
James R | On 11, Sep 2020
The BBC has acquired the romantic comedy anthology series Love Life, featuring Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick from Lionsgate Television.
The series has been one of the top performers on HBO Max streaming in the US, and will be coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer soon as a boxset. The 10-part series charts the journey from first love to last love and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever.
The comedy follows a different protagonist’s quest for love each season, with each half-hour episode telling the story of one of their relationships. Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, A Simple Favor) stars in the first season along with Zoë Chao (Downhill, Strangers), Peter Vack (Someone Great, The Bold Type) and Sasha Compere (Miracle Workers, Uncorked).
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “Love Life is so engaging and relatable – I am sure BBC viewers will really enjoy witnessing all the romantic experiences the characters go through in the series.”
Love Life was snapped up for the BBC by Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC. It is produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series comes from creator Sam Boyd (In A Relationship), who is co-showrunner alongside Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Ramy).
Boyd and Bedard serve as executive producers alongside Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Bridesmaids) and Dan Magnante (Someone Great).
The series premieres at 10.45pm on BBC One on Wednesday 30th September, with episodes airing in double-bills weekly. The whole box set will also arrive on BBC iPlayer on the same day.
Love Life is available on BBC iPlayer until October 2021