Modern Love season 2: When is it released? Who's in the cast? All you need to know about the love and relationships series

The acclaimed anthology series based on the relationships column of the New York Times is coming back for a second season. Find out who's starring in this 'warm hug' of a show.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 25 February 2021 - 5.26pm
Prime Video/Mark Williams Kit Harington, Minnie Driver and Nikki M James

Kit Harington, Minnie Driver and Nikki M James

Modern Live, the anthology series featuring short stories inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, is returning for a second season.

The critically acclaimed first series was a huge hit when it first arrived on Prime Video in 2019, with its life-affirming stories and big-name cast - each episode features a new set of characters - offering viewers, according to one critic, "a warm hug".

Here is everything you need to know about Modern Love season 2, which is coming to Prime Video in 2021.

When is Modern Love season 2 released?

Amazon Prime Video hasn’t confirmed the release date yet.

But we do know Modern Love season 2 has finished filming and the show will be released in 2021.

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Who is in the Modern Love season 2 cast?

Miranda Richardson, Jeena Yi, Zoe Chao Prime Video/Rachell Smith
Miranda Richardson, Jeena Yi, Zoe Chao

Just like season 1, the show has an incredible cast of famous actors you will know and love.

The impressive list includes Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Susan Blackwell (Madam Secretary), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black) and Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Cinderella).

The cast also features Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Emmy Award nominee Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Telci Huynh (God Friended Me), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Larry Owens (High Maintenance) and Zane Pais (Room 104).

Marquis Rodriguez, Lucy Boynton, Larry Owens Prime Video
Marquis Rodriguez, Lucy Boynton, Larry Owens

Completing the lineup are Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (Flack), Isaac Powell (Dear Evan Hansen), Ben Rappaport (For the People), Milan Ray (Troop Zero), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Golden Globe Award winner Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), James Scully (You S2), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Lulu Wilson (The Glorias), Don Wycherley (Wild Mountain Thyme), and Jeena Yi (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

The showrunner John Carney said: “With so much uncertainty in our current world, these stories bring truth and love to people everywhere and I’m so appreciative to be a part of making that happen.”

Where was Modern Love season 2 filmed?

Anne Hathaway in Modern Love season 1 Prime Video

The season was filmed in Albany, New York City, Schenectady and Troy, New York and in Dublin, Ireland

Showrunner John Carney is also one of the directors alongside John Crowley (Brooklyn), Marta Cunningham (Insecure), Jesse Peretz (Glow), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) and Celine Held and Logan George (Topside).

What the reviews said about Modern Love season 1…

Paste said: “[They’ve] created a series that matches the tone of its source material; there’s a grace, a sweetness, a delightful vibrancy to these episodes.”

Decider said: “Tender, life-affirming, and the storytelling equivalent of a warm hug."

Refinery29 said: “Rather than grapple with the difficulties of modern, modern dating, the anthology is a warm blanket of Obama-era optimism.”

The Age said: “I found myself cheering each set of lovers on, hoping they could work it out. Watching it with my husband I felt a warm buzz of happiness at the end of each episode - and there aren't many shows you can say that about.”

The season 1 cast included Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Andy Garcia and Andrew Scott.

Watch Modern Love if you like…

This Is Us (Prime Video), Love Life (BBC iPlayer), The Romanoffs (Prime Video), Easy (Netflix)

Watch Modern Love season 1 now on Amazon Prime Video.

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Don't miss The Grand Tour, Jack Ryan, The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and more.