British-Indian actor Dev Patel joins an all-star cast for Amazon’s upcoming series “Modern Love.” The series is an anthology based on the New York Times column and weekly podcast.
Each 30-minute episodes will tell a different story that explores the many complicated forms of love just as the NY Times column and podcast has done for many years. The team behind the scenes of this new anthology is packed with talent promising the show to be a unique must-see for viewers.
Emmy Rossum of “Shameless” fame will be directing an episode of the show written by the late Audrey Wells who is known for films like “George of the Jungle,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “The Game Plan,” and “The Hate You Give.” Sharon Horgan will be directing another episode with Tina Fey and John Slattery in the lead. Tom Hall will also be directing an episode he wrote.
The series will also feature episodes starring Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Andy Garcia, Cristin Milloiti, Brandon Victor Dixon, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, Shea Whigham, Gary Carr, Sofia Boutella and John Gallagher, Jr.
“It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store,” said John Carney, the show’s executive producer, showrunner, director and writer. “We’ve managed to assemble a dream cast of my favorite actors. It’s a testament to the reach of the original column and of how, now more than ever, love is the only certainty.”
Aside from this new Amazon show, Patel is also working on the upcoming film, “The Personal History of David Copperfield.” Patel plays the titular role of David Copperfield in the film which also stars Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, and Peter Capaldi. “The Personal History of David Copperfield” as well as “Modern Love” are both slated to release in 2019.