Modern Love renewed for a second season at Amazon Prime
It has only been a week since Modern Love made its debut last Friday, October 18, and now Amazon Prime Video has officially renewed their romantic-drama anthology series for a second season which is scheduled to premiere in more than 200 countries sometime next year. The announcement also came with the news that Modern Love creator John Carney has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios.
“Since its debut just last week, the reaction to Modern Love from viewers has been incredible. It’s a show with so much emotion and warmth – every episode touches the heart in a different way,” Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke said in a statement (via Vital Thrills). “We’re so excited we’ll be able to bring our global Prime Video customers more of the beautiful stories of romance, friendship, and family from Modern Love.”
Modern Love is an anthology series based on the popular New York Times column and weekly podcast. Each episode of the half-hour series will explore love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms.
Season one stars Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s Eight), Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock), Emmy Award nominee John Slattery (Mad Men), Academy Award nominee Dev Patel (Lion), Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror), Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Power), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Julia Garner (Ozark), Shea Whigham (Homecoming), Gary Carr (The Deuce), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom).
Carney (Once, Sing Street) serves as writer, director, and executive producer. Additionally, Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce) and Tom Hall (Sensation) will also direct episodes of the anthology series. Horgan will direct the Tina Fey-John Slattery led episode, which she also penned. Hall also wrote his episode and Rossum will direct an episode written by the late Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hate U Give).
Todd Hoffman will executive produce alongside Carney and Trish Hofmann serves as producer. Sam Dolnick and Choire Sicha of The New York Times will also serve as executive producers on the series with Modern Love column editor Daniel Jones serves as consulting producer.