‘Amazon Studios has given a straight-to-series order to Modern Love, a half-hour romantic comedy anthology series based on the popular New York Times column about love and human connection. It hails from filmmaker John Carney(Once, Begin Again, Sing Street), who will write, direct, and produce Storied Media Group, and the New York Times.
Over eight standalone episodes, the series will explore love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love.
News of the Modern Love order was revealed during a Deadline Q&A with new Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke.
There was another attempt to launch a series based on NY Times’ long-running Modern Love column almost a decade ago with a different creative team that included Sex and City alumna Jenny Bicks. It was originally set up at HBO and then got to a pilot stage at Lifetime with Eric Stoltz starring.’