A host of Broadway alums are set to appear in Modern Love, the new anthology series from Amazon Studios. Based on the well-known New York Times column and weekly podcast, the eight-episode series will feature Hamilton and Shuffle Along star and Emmy nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s Eight), Mean Girls creator and Emmy winner Tina Fey (30 Rock), Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom), and Emmy nominee John Slattery, recently seen on Broadway in The Front Page.
From Storied Media Group and The New York Times, each half-hour episode of Modern Love looks at love in its varied forms. The show is currently in production in New York.
The cast will also feature Academy Award nominee Dev Patel (Lion), Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven), Cristin Milioti (Once, Black Mirror), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Julia Garner (Ozark), Shea Whigham (Homecoming), Gary Carr (The Deuce, Downton Abbey), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
“It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store. We’ve managed to assemble a dream cast of my favorite actors. It’s a testament to the reach of the original column and of how, now more than ever, love is the only certainty,” said John Carney (Once, Sing Street), who serves as writer, director, and executive producer.
Additionally, Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce), and Tom Hall (Sensation) will direct episodes.
Modern Love is executive produced by Todd Hoffman alongside Carney and Trish Hofmann as producers. Sam Dolnick and Choire Sicha of The New York Times will also serve as executive producers on the series; Modern Love column editor Daniel Jones serves as consulting producer.