Almost two years ago, “Modern Love” premiered worldwide as an eight-episode series streaming on Prime Video. Based on essays from the Modern Love column, the episodes explored love in New York City in many forms, including encounters with bipolar disorder and a gay couple adopting a baby girl.
The show’s second season, which begins airing August 13, will be international, with three episodes set in Ireland (with five in New York).
Also new this season: one of the episodes, “Strangers on a Train”, with Kit Harington and Lucy Boynton, was not inspired by a Modern Love essay but by one of our Tiny Love Stories. John Carney, the executive producer and showrunner, took just 100 words and turned it into a 30-minute romantic comedy about two young people who meet on a train from Galway to Dublin at the start of the pandemic.
Other episodes feature a widowed doctor (Minnie Driver) who can’t let go of her first husband or car, a college girl (Lulu Wilson) struggling with sexual arousal, a soldier (Garrett Hedlund) returning from Afghanistan to face the breakdown of her marriage, a young woman from Brooklyn (Dominique Fishback) who is “zoned as friends” – for years! – by the guy (Isaac Cole Powell) she adores, a divorced couple (Tobias Menzies and Sophie Okonedo) who could meet again, and many others.
Watch the full season August 13 on Prime Video.
Directors: John Carney, John Crowley (“Brooklyn”), Marta Cunningham (“Insecure”), Jesse Peretz (“Glow”), Andrew Rannells, Celine Held and Logan George (“Topside”)
Executive producers: Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, John Carney, Anthony Bregman, Caitlin Roper, Chorus Sicha
Producers: Sean Fogel, Miriam Mintz, Daniel Jones, Andrew Marcus