Amazon renews Modern Love for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 26, Oct 2019
Amazon has renewed Modern Love for a second season.
Inspired by the popular New York Times column of the same name, the series is created by Once and Sing Street veteran John Carney, who writes, directs and executive produces, while Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce), Tom Hall (Sensation) and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) all direct episodes.
In front of the camera, the half-hour romantic comedy series is just as impressive: among the series stars are Jane Alexander (The Good Fight), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Gary Carr (The Deuce, Downton Abbey), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Power), Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock), Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Emmy Award nominee Julia Garner (Ozark), Brandon Kyle Goodman (Plus One), Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s Eight), Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Caitlin McGee (Bluff City Law), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror), Academy Award nominee Dev Patel (Lion), Laurentiu Possa (Killing Eve), James Saito (Always Be My Maybe), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Emmy Award nominee John Slattery (Mad Men) and Shea Whigham (Homecoming).
“John Carney’s warm anthology of love in New York is a sweet, superbly acted affair,” we wrote in our review of the show.
Now, within a week of its premiere, Amazon has already ordered a second run. Deadline reports that Amazon described the release as a “successful debut”, although no viewing figures have been released.
“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,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” added Carney. “Subsequent seasons can really branch out and dig deep into what it means to love in this complicated world.”
“I couldn’t be prouder of this show, and the global outpouring of emotion has frankly blown me away,” said Daniel Jones, editor of the original newspaper column, who serves as consulting producer. “John Carney managed to honour 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.”