Modern Love Charms Viewers and Earns a Season 2 from Amazon

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Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr in ‘Modern Love’ (Photo by Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)

Amazon Prime Video’s engaging romantic anthology series Modern Love which just premiered on October 18, 2019 has already picked up a second season order. Amazon Studios confirmed the renewal and announced they’ve struck a new deal with the series’ writer/director/executive producer John Carney.

“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,” stated Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “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.”

The anthology series was inspired by a New York Times column edited by Daniel Jones. Commenting on the series, Jones said, “I couldn’t be prouder of this show, and the global outpouring of emotion has frankly blown me away. John Carney managed to honor the complexity of the original column while making a series that’s beautiful, upbeat and hopeful. I can’t wait to get to work on Season 2.”

Amazon is targeting a 2020 launch of season two.

In addition to John Carney, season two will be executive produced by Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, Anthony Bregman, Sam Dolnick, and Choire Sicha. Daniel Jones is involved as a consulting producer.

“Being given a green light to proceed with Modern Love is a great opportunity for us to continue to tell stories of love, while opening up the series into new cities and worlds. The possibilities are truly endless,” stated Carney. “Subsequent seasons can really branch out and dig deep into what it means to love in this complicated world. It’s incredible news for everyone involved in the series, and we are dizzy with possibilities moving forward.”

The cast of the eight-episode first season included Jane Alexander, Sofia Boutella, Gary Carr, Olivia Cooke, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr, and Andy Garcia. Julia Garner, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Caitlin McGee, Cristin Milioti, Dev Patel, Laurentiu Possa, James Saito, Andrew Scott, John Slattery, and Shea Whigham also starred in the first season.

The Plot, Courtesy of Amazon:

“The series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as each standalone episode brings some of the column’s most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast.”