Love in the Time of Corona
Love in time of corona logo.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy
Created byJoanna Johnson
Starring
Music byAmanda Jones
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producers
  • Joanna Johnson
  • Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Nicolette Robinson
  • Christine Sacani
  • Robyn Meisinger
Producers
  • Resheida Brady
  • Gillian Sonnier
CinematographyMarco Fargnoli
Editors
  • Geoff Saville
  • Adam Tiller
Running time27–35 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkFreeform
Original releaseAugust 22 (2020-08-22) –
August 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)

Love in the Time of Corona is an American romantic comedy television miniseries created by Joanna Johnson that premiered on Freeform on August 22, 2020.[1] The title is a play on the title of the novel Love in the Time of Cholera.[2]

Premise

Love in the Time of Corona follows lives of people who are looking for "love, sex and connection" during the COVID-19 pandemic while social distancing.[3]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

This is Charlie Robinson's final TV work before his passing in July 2021.

Episodes

No.Title [4]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [4]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Course of Love"Joanna JohnsonJoanna JohnsonAugust 22, 2020 (2020-08-22)0.201[5]
2"#RelationshipGoals"Joanna JohnsonHeather FlandersAugust 22, 2020 (2020-08-22)0.137[5]
3"Seriously Now"Joanna JohnsonLauren BansAugust 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)0.217[6]
4"Love and Protest"Joanna JohnsonResheida BradyAugust 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)0.134[6]

Production

Development

On May 7, 2020, it was reported that Freeform had given the production a straight-to-series order consisting of four parts.[7] Love in the Time of Corona is executive produced by Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, and Robyn Meisinger. Anonymous Content is involved with producing the series.[8]

Casting

On June 29, 2020, it was announced that Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson, Tommy Dorfman, Rainey Qualley, Gil Bellows, Rya Kihlstedt, Ava Bellows, and L. Scott Caldwell were cast in starring roles.[9]

Filming

Production began virtually on June 29, 2020 in Los Angeles using remote technologies.[7][9] on Freeform on August 22, 2020.

Release

The miniseries premiered on August 22, 2020, on Freeform in the United States.[1] In selected international territories, the series is available on Disney+ under the dedicated streaming hub Star as an original series, since March 12, 2021.[10]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 58% based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10.[11] On Metacritic, the series holds a rating of 55 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (July 27, 2020). "'Love In The Time Of Corona': Premiere Date & Teaser For Freeform's Rom-Com Limited-Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Rancilio, Alicia (August 19, 2020), "'Love in the Time of Corona' is 'time capsule' of the times", Associated Press, archived from the original on August 21, 2020, retrieved August 22, 2020
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 7, 2020). "'Love in the Time of Corona' Comedy Series Set at Freeform". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 3, 2020. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Shows A-Z - love in the time of corona on freeform". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 25, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.22.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (August 25, 2020). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.23.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  7. ^ a b White, Peter (May 7, 2020). "'Love in the Time of Corona': Freeform Orders COVID-19 Scripted Comedy From 'Good Trouble' EP Joanna Johnson & Anonymous Content". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 26, 2020. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Thorne, Will (May 7, 2020). "Quarantine Romance Series 'Love in the Time of Corona' Ordered at Freeform". Variety. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (June 29, 2020). "'Love In The Time Of Corona': Freeform Sets Leslie Odom Jr., Nicolette Robinson, Tommy Dorfman, Rainey Qualley And 4 More For Limited Series Event". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Palmer, Roger (February 19, 2021). "What's Coming To Disney+ In March 2021 (UK/Ireland)". What's on Disney Plus. Archived from the original on February 5, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  11. ^ "Love in the Time of Corona: Miniseries (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "Love in the Time of Corona". Metacritic. Retrieved October 23, 2020.