Kit Harington, Minnie Driver, Anna Paquin to star in Modern Love Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 23, Feb 2021
Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver and Kit Harington are among the star names seeking Modern Love in Season 2 of the Amazon romantic anthology.
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. It charts stories of love and relationships in all their complexities and beauty.
“John Carney’s warm anthology of love in New York is a sweet, superbly acted affair,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Within week of the show’s debut, Amazon had already ordered a second run. Season 2 was filmed in Albany, New York City, Schenectady and Troy, New York and Dublin, Ireland.
Leading the sophomore run will be an impressive array of star names, including Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Susan Blackwell (Madam Secretary), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black), Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Cinderella), newcomer Grace Edwards, Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Emmy Award nominee Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Telci Huynh (God Friended Me), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Larry Owens (High Maintenance), Zane Pais (Room 104), Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (Flack), Isaac Powell (Dear Evan Hansen), Ben Rappaport (For the People), Milan Ray (Troop Zero), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Golden Globe Award winner Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), James Scully (You S2), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Lulu Wilson (The Glorias), Don Wycherley (Wild Mountain Thyme), and Jeena Yi (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
“We’re so excited to bring a second season of this series to life and give an opportunity to really shine a light on what matters most,” said Carney. “With so much uncertainty in our current world, these stories bring truth and love to people everywhere and I’m so appreciative to be a part of making that happen.”
John Crowley (Brooklyn), Marta Cunningham (Insecure), Jesse Peretz (Glow) and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) will also direct episodes of the anthology series, with Celine Held and Logan George (Topside) co-directing an episode. The episode Rannells will direct is based upon a personal essay that he penned for the New York Times column.
Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann and Anthony Bregman also serve as executive producers on season two, along with Caitlin Roper and Choire Sicha of The New York Times, with Sean Fogel serving as a producer and Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column, serving as co-producer. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story and The New York Times.
Season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this year.
Amazon renews Modern Love for Season 2
26th October 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.”