Creative Direction, an independent film production company, has officially announced a 2nd season of “Tough Love,” a six-part web series drama in which a group of millennial African-Americans come of age in New York City.
In each episode, the series tracks the group’s interactions, explores their romantic relationships and delves deep into the financial hardships they face daily. It also showcases their participation in a social experiment that forces them to share deep secrets that may ultimately ruin one of their relationships.
“The response we got after the first season greatly exceeded our expectations. The outpouring of love and support was more than we could ever imagine,” says Caleb Davis, the director and producer of Tough Love. “We can’t wait to reach new heights with yet another great season.”
The series’ first season received over 300,000 YouTube views and strong reviews, with critics noting the amazing direction and strong performances, balancing scripted moments and genuine emotion by the ensemble cast, which includes up-and-coming actors Jordan Barton, Ebony Obsidian, Devin Coleman, Natalie Jacobs, Bradley Clarke and Verina Banks.
The second season was financed by a successful GoFundMe campaign, and will now include a recurring character played by Dorien Wilson, who is best known for his role as Professor Oglevee in “The Parkers.”
“When we first started Tough Love, our goal was just to tell familiar stories and have fun creating,” said Roni Simpson, the series’ screenwriter and co-producer. “We’ve been doing everything possible to make this season bigger and better for our devoted fans, and we’re sure they won’t be disappointed.”
“Tough Love” will run for an additional season beginning on November 22 at 9:30pm EST on YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCINXFFTenSrGCJPvNqrcDew. The second season’s teaser can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z976xo_fMxM
For more information, visit toughloveseries.com.