'Modern Love': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the Amazon Prime romance 

'Modern Love': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the Amazon Prime romance 

Amazon Prime Video finally released a little teaser into the long-awaited romantic series 'Modern Love'. Based on the long-running Sunday New York Times column of the same name, 'Modern Love', the Prime Video series, shows the real-life stories reenacted for the screen by the likes of Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Dev Patel, Andy Garcia and more. 


Coming to the streaming service in the month of October, here is everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Video's 'Modern Love'. 

Release date

Eight episodes long, 'Modern Love' is set to premiere on October 18, 2019.


'Modern Love' is an anthology series based on a running New York Times column that the publication describes as "weekly essays that explore joys and tribulations of love". The anthology television series is based on the newspaper column and podcast. According to Amazon Prime, the show is "a romantic comedy anthology series that explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms. Each standalone episode of the half-hour series will bring some of the most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast."
More details about the plot will be revealed closer to the date of the release.



The romantic series boasts of a star-studded cast from the likes of Jane Alexander as Margot, Sofia Boutella as Yasmine, Olivia Cooke as Karla, Tina Fey as Sarah, Julia Garner as Maddy, Anne Hathaway as Lexi, Catherine Keener as Julie, Cristin Milioto as Maggie, Gary Carr as Jeff, John Gallagher Jr as Rob, Dev Patel as Joshua, Laurentiu Possa as Guzmin, James Saito as Kenji, Andrew Scott as Tobin, John Slattery as Dennis, Shea Whigham as Peter, Erinn Anova as Pre Op Doctor, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Sylvia, among other actors.

Anne Hathaway stars as a woman based on author Terri Cheney, who has bipolar disorder. "My story is called ‘Take Me As I Am.’ I am playing a woman who is learning how to find love while also [beginning to process having] bipolar disorder,” said Hathaway, who was unfamiliar with the NYT column (or podcast of the same name) before working on Modern Love. “I was really humbled by this experience,” she said of exploring what it means to have bipolar disorder. “It wrecked me for a month afterwards… [but being able to walk away from it] expanded my compassion so much for people who have no choice in this matter."The actress worked with Cheney to portray someone with bipolar disorder accurately.


"I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we all have to learn that we are worth loving,” said Hathaway, who costars with Carr in her episode. “[Cheney] talks about that, she talks about needing just one person, one person to love all of her…that one person giving her the space, being compassionate, gives her hope and gives her a future. "Cristin Milioti shared about her character. "Mine sticks pretty close to the original column, which is this woman got pregnant unexpectedly and the only person who is there for her is the doorman of her building and they develop this [father-daughter] relationship."  


John Carney will be executive producing the show with Todd Hoffman and Sam Dolnick and Choire Sicha of The New York Times. Trish Hoffman will be co-executive producer. 

According to THR, roughly 750 Modern Love columns were written for the publication. Producers worked with the column's editor Daniel Jones to select eight stories that will make the first season.



You can watch the teaser here:


Shot like the trailer of a true romantic series, Amazon Prime Video's 'Modern Love' explores the different kinds of loves in one's life. The series also looks like a fresh breath compared to the romantic movies and series we as an audience are offered – cliched and unrealistic. 

Where to watch

All eight episodes of the anthology series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 18, 2019.

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