The 'Modern Love' section of the New York Times has legions of devoted fans and those who rely on it for a regular hate read. The reader-submitted tales of unlikely love connections, lost loves or love gone wrong can often be hit or miss. Amazon Prime Video today dropped a trailer for its Modern Love series inspired by the contentious NYT feature, with eight episodes inspired by real-life essays featured in the section.
Even if the newspaper column stokes your inner-Grinch, the star-studded cast of the Amazon series may force you to take a second look. The show will feature acting talent the likes of Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr. Tiny Fey and John Slattery play a couple in therapy. Andy Garcia and Fleabag's Andrew Scott also make an appearance. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) directs an episode.
The show is executive produced by John Carney (Once, Sing Street). The show is set to premiere on October 18th, and will be a nice change of pace from the stacked selection of horror fare that the streaming service is serving up before Halloween.