The Bold and the Beautiful alum Joanna Johnson (ex-Caroline Spencer, Karen Spencer) isn't letting the COVID-19 pandemic slow down her creative efforts. In fact, her latest project is all about it! Together with Anonymous Content, the former daytime star is producing a scripted comedy for Freeform called Love in the Time of Corona.
According to Deadline, the four-part romantic comedy will explore the search for love, sex, and connection during this time of social distancing via several interwoven stories of an ensemble of characters who are sheltering in their homes. One character wonders if a hook-up with a roommate can ever be casual, while another is kicking herself for deciding to isolate with an ex.
"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," says 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."
Adds Johnson, "Love is a basic and central need. 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, which will be filmed using remote technologies in the homes of the talent as the backdrop to the stories, is set to premiere in August.
Johnson joined B&B in 1987 and has appeared on the show as both Caroline Spencer and Karen Spencer. Her last visit to the CBS drama was in 2014. In addition to acting, she's also a well-known television producer with major shows like Hope & Faith, The Fosters, and Good Trouble to her name.
UPDATE (July 29, 2020): If you read this article and had a negative reaction to the idea that Love in the Time of Corona was filmed remotely because you thought it might look like something someone shot with a smartphone or tablet-- you are going to want to sit down and check out the new trailer that Freeform just released. It's beautifully filmed and looks as good or better than many traditionally shot television shows. Don't believe us? Watch the trailer a little further down this page and let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
The four-part Love in the Time of Corona series will be airing over the course of two nights on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, at 8 PM EST.
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