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Modern Love is an American romantic comedy anthology television series developed by John Carney, based on the weekly column of the same name published by The New York Times, that premiered on Amazon Prime Video on October 18, 2019. The episodes vary from 29 to 35 minutes in length. In October 2019, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on August 13, 2021.
Modern Love explores "love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love," which are presented in eight half-hour episodes. The Amazon series, based on the New York Times column of the same name, adapts different love stories taking place in New York City.
Season 1 (2019)
Season 2 (2021)
On June 11, 2018, it was announced that Amazon had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The series was set to be directed, written, and produced by John Carney. Production companies involved with the series were slated to include Storied Media Group and The New York Times. On November 26, 2018, it was reported that Emmy Rossum, Sharon Horgan, and Tom Hall would serve as additional directors for the series. Horgan and Hall also wrote the episodes they were set to direct while Rossum was expected to direct an episode written by Audrey Wells. Additionally, it was further reported that Dimitri Hoffman, Sam Dolnick, and Choire Sicha would serve as executive producers, Trish Hofmann as a producer, and Daniel Jones as a consulting producer. On October 24, 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a second season which is set to premiere on August 13, 2021.
On November 26, 2018, it was announced that Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, Julia Garner, Andy García, Cristin Milioti, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella, and John Gallagher Jr. had been cast in the first season.In April 2020, it was revealed that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast in the second season.In February 2021, the second season cast was announced, including Gbenga Akinnagbe, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Anna Paquin, Jack Reynor and Miranda Richardson. In May 2021, Sophie Okonedo and Tobias Menzies joined the cast of second season.
Principal photography for the series had reportedly begun by September 18, 2018 in New York City.
The second season was filming in Schenectady, New York, Albany, New York, Troy, New York and Enniskerry and Stoneybatter, Dublin, Ireland.
The first season of Modern Love was met with positive reviews, with much of the praise going to the performances of the main cast. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a positive score of 75%, with an average rating of 6.60/10 based on 64 reviews. The critics consensus reads, "Carried by its charming cast, Modern Loves sweet and simple sensibilities are easy enough to enjoy, even if its quaint portrait of modern life in New York City doesn't always ring true." On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the first season has a score of 66 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds a positive score of 60%, with an average rating of 5.60/10 based on 10 reviews.
Modern Love at IMDb
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