Amazon has added more to the cast of the second season of its romantic anthology series Modern Love. Sophie Okonedo and Tobias Menzies join previously cast stars Dominique Fishback, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Zoe Chao, Maria Dizzia, and Grace Edwards.
The series which is inspired by The New York Times column and developed by John Carney explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as well as its effects on the human connection. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by the newspaper’s popular Modern Love column. Each standalone episode brings some of the NYT column’s best-known stories to life with an A-list cast.
Writer/director John Carney has returned to helm season 2, which was initially intended for a 2020 release. He also serves as the showrunner and executive producer. The episode and series recently wrapped filming in Dublin, Ireland. Season 2 also was filmed in Albany, New York City, Schenectady, and Troy, New York.
Also starring this season are Minnie Driver, Kit Harington, Garrett Hedlund, Anna Paquin, Lucy Boynton, James Scully, Ben Rappaport, Tom Burke, and Kathryn Gallagher.
Telci Huynh, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Isaac Powell, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley and Jeena Yi have all also signed on.
The directors for this season include John Crowley, Marta Cunningham, Jesse Peretz, and Andrew Rannells. Celine Held and Logan George will co-direct an episode. The episode Rannells will direct is based upon a personal essay that he penned for the NYT column.
Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, and Anthony Bregman also serve as executive producers on Season 2, along with Caitlin Roper and Choire Sicha of The New York Times, with Sean Fogel serving as a producer and Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column, who serves as co-producer. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story, and The New York Times.
The second iteration of the anthology series is set to premiere on the streaming service Friday, August 13. All eight half-hour episodes will be released at once.