CHICAGO (CBS) —  A Chicago native’s Oscar-winning animated film is being turned into a new series for HBO.

“Hair Love” won this year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short.

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It’s the story about a Black dad trying to comb his daughter’s hair.

The film’s creator, Chicago native and former NFL player Matthew Cherry, will now head up a 12-episode animated series based on the characters from “Hair Love.”