Modern Love: Everything we know so far about the Amazon Prime Video TV series based on The New York Times column of the same name

Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Andrew Scott, and Tina Fey are all set to star in the comedy anthology series that explores the “joys and tribulations of love” in all its forms.

Following The Romanoffs and Lore, Amazon continues its venture into anthology TV shows with its latest series, Modern Love.

The small-screen adaptation of The New York Times column of the same name is set to be released on the streaming service later this year.

It boasts a stellar cast including Hollywood heavyweights like Anne Hathaway and Tina Fey, with BAFTA-winning actors Dev Patel and Andrew Scott also starring.

Here, we reveal everything we know about Modern Love on Prime Video so far - including the release date, who’s behind the camera, the full cast list and more.

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When is Modern Love available to watch?

Comedy anthology series Modern Love will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, October 18 2019. You will require an Amazon Prime subscription to watch.

Modern Love will consist of eight half-hour episodes, each of which takes place over the course of a single day.

The episodes will explore love in its multitude of forms, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic and self-love.

Is there a trailer?

There is! You can check out the teaser trailer now:

A full trailer for the series, which reveals a little bit more detail about the different characters and storylines in the series was released by Amazon (September 12).

 

Who’s in the Modern Love cast?

Amazon has seriously impressed with the actors it has signed up for Modern Love, and the show boasts an A-list cast of Oscar-winners and nominees.

Some of the biggest names in the series include Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Dev Patel (Lion), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), and Tina Fey (30 Rock).

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The show also stars Gary Carr (The Deuce), John Slattery (Mad Men), John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom), Catherine Keener (Get Out), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Julia Garner (Ozark), Brandon Victor Dixon (Power), Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), and Shea Wigham (Homecoming), among others.

Who’s behind the camera?

John Carney, the director behind Once and Sing Street, is directing, writing and producing the entire series.

Speaking about the show, Carney, below on location with Dev Patel, told Variety: “It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store. We’ve managed to assemble a dream cast of my favourite actors. 

“It’s a testament to the reach of the original column and of how, now more than ever, love is the only certainty.”

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Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce), writes and directs the episode led by Tina Fey, while Tom Hall (Sensation) writes and directs another episode, according to SlashFilm.com.

Emily Rossum (Shameless) directs an episode written by the late Audrey Wells, who wrote The Hate U Give.

Daniel Jones, one of the original Modern Love column editors at The New York Times, is on board as consulting producer.

Where’s Modern Love filmed?

Modern Love filmed in New York at the end of 2018, including SoHo, Brooklyn, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yorkville and the Upper East Side.

Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel were both pictured by paparazzi while filming for the show, while local residents posted pictures of filming notices on social media.

What is Modern Love based on?

Modern Love is based on the weekly column in The New York Times, and podcast, that explore the joys and tribulations of love.

The column has headlines like ‘He’s Your Destiny. Just Be Patient’, ‘Alexa? Please Ignore My Husband’ and ‘It’s Not You, It’s Men.’

According to Vogue, one of the show’s stories is the “14-year-long and staggeringly tumultuous” relationship of Justin McLeod - the creator of dating app 'Hinge' - and his now-wife.

"Since its launch 14 years ago, Modern Love has struck a chord with readers that has only deepened with time," said Sam Dolnick, assistant managing editor at The New York Times. 

"It remains one of our most popular columns both online and in print; it has become a successful weekly podcast; and the first Modern Love events last year were hits with live audiences. 

“And now we are thrilled that Modern Love will become a TV show on Amazon."

How to watch Modern Love on BT TV

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BT TV customers can access the Prime Video app, allowing them to sign-up and watch thousands of TV episodes and movies on the streaming service.

The Prime Video app works on the latest BT TV boxes which most customers have. If your TV box supports Amazon Prime Video, the app will be waiting for you in the Players & Apps menu.

Press the blue Home or Y button on your remote and scroll right until Players & Apps appears. Select this and select the Prime Video app.

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