Modern Love season 2 release date: Latest news and cast for Amazon Prime Video drama

Cupid's arrow will be striking yet again in 2021.

Kit Harington in Modern Love season 2

Amazon’s anthology series Modern Love returns for a second season, with a whole load of new guest stars – including Kit Harington, Tobias Menzies, and Minnie Driver.

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The Amazon Prime Video drama is inspired by the the famous New York Times column of the same name, and previously starred the likes of Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel during its first season.

It’s not yet known what each of the stories will be about, but the cast has been confirmed and the filming locations have been revealed! Here’s everything we know about Modern Love season two.

Modern Love season 2 release date

Modern Love season two will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 13th August 2021. It consists of eight 30-minute episodes, which will all be released on the same day.

Modern Love season 2 cast

Kit Harrington, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Paquin and Minnie Driver are all confirmed to star in Modern Love season two.

Tobias Menzies in The Crown season 3
Tobias Menzies in The Crown season 3 (Netflix)
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Further casting includes Dominique Fishback, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Lucy Boynton, Tom BurkeZoe Chao, Maria DizziaGrace Edwards, Kathryn Gallagher, Garrett Hedlund, Telci Huynh, and Nikki M. James, Apara Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Isaac Powell, Ben Rappaport, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, James Scully, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley and Jeena Yi.

“We’re so excited to bring a second season of this series to life, and give an opportunity to really shine a light on what matters most,” showrunner John Carney said in a statement. “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.”

The ensemble romantic comedy-drama is rounded out by the additions of Aparna Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Isaac Powell, Ben Rappaport, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, James Scully, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley and Jeena Yi.

Modern Love season one attracted the likes of Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel and Andrew Scott.

Modern Love season 2 plot

Modern Love is an anthology series, so will not be picking up any storylines from season one – but we can expect similar tales of love, loss and heartbreak.

No plotlines for Modern Love season two are known yet, but season one was based on articles in the popular New York Times column – so you can look there for clues.

We also know that Tobias Menzies and Sophie Okonedo’s episode was filmed in Dublin, Ireland – and that John Carney was the showrunner.

Where is Modern Love set?

A statement from the series’ writer, director and executive producer John Carney suggested that the show will branch out from New York to feature different cities and potentially even different countries in the sophomore season.

Carney said: “Being given a green light to proceed with Modern Love is a great opportunity for us to continue to tell stories of love, while opening up the series into new cities and worlds. The possibilities are truly endless.

“Subsequent seasons can really branch out and dig deep into what it means to love in this complicated world. It’s incredible news for everyone involved in the series, and we are dizzy with possibilities moving forward.”

We learnt in March 2021 that that has been the case, with filming locations including Albany, Troy, Schenectady, New York City, and Dublin, Ireland.

How can I watch Modern Love?

Season two of Modern Love will be available to stream worldwide exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Modern Love season one is available to watch on Amazon now.

Modern Love season 2 trailer

There’s no trailer yet for the second season – but here’s the trailer for season one to tide you over:

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