Amazon Prime Video has ordered a second season of “Modern Love” just one week after its debut. The streaming service also signed an overall deal with showrunner John Carney.
Inspired by the popular column of the same name in The New York Times, the series is described as exploring love “in all of its complicated and beautiful forms.” Each standalone episode tells a story from a different column entry.
“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,” said 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.”
“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,” said 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.”
“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,” said Daniel Jones, editor of the ‘Modern Love’ column in The New York Times. “I can’t wait to get to work on Season 2.”
Carney, Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, and Anthony Bregman will executive producer Season 2 of “Modern Love.” Sam Dolnick and Choire Sicha of The New York Times will also serve as executive producers and Daniel Jones serves as consulting producer. “Modern Love” is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story, and The New York Times.