Romance is coming! Amazon's upcoming anthology series, Modern Love, is going to be a love affair that features some very high-profile stars. Among them are Tina Fey, Ocean 8' and A Star is Born enthusiast, Anne Hathaway, as well as Shameless' Emmy Rossum.
The list of those signing on includes a stunning assortment of movie and television regulars. Those mentioned are just a few of the ones who have signed on for Amazon's upcoming series. Emmy Rossum will not be seen in front of the camera though.
The departing Shameless star will be taking part in Modern Love behind-the-scenes. The actress has signed on to direct an episode of the series. It will not be her first time calling the shots. Rossum has directed episodes of Shameless as well as an installment of TNT's Animal Kingdom.
Also taking on directing duties is Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan. As for Tina Fey, she will be ready for her close-up.
Tina Fey has signed on to star in an installment of the anthology. Nothing was shared about her character or storyline. We do know who she will be sharing the screen with, though. That would be John Slattery, which sounds interesting. Slattery's participation keeps him active on Amazon. He can already be seen in the streamer's anthology, The Romanoffs.
Ozark's Julie Garner, who can currently be seen in Bravo's Dirty John, has also joined the cast of Modern Love. Romance is something that has not been part of Ruth's life for two seasons on Ozark, but, maybe, Season 3 can change that. Julie Garner's fellow Netflix alum, Cristin Milioti will also be looking for Modern Love. The Black Mirror breakout will also star in the series.
Also signing on for the anthology series is Oscar-nominee Dev Patel, who starred on the HBO series The Newsroom from 2012-2014. Joining Modern Love will mark his latest television credit. Much like installments for the other actors listed here, Amazon did not reveal anything regarding the storyline of Patel's episode, but Dev Patel has proven throughout his career what a strong romantic lead he is. So, this is a hugely exciting accomplishment for the Amazon series.
Another exciting get for Modern Love is Kidding's Catherine Keener, who has also joined the cast in an unspecified role. The two-time Oscar nominee, who's also known for her work in Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich and Forever, has over 80 credits across film and TV, so we have no doubt she'll bring a lot to the series.
Power's Brandon Victor Dixon and Bates Motel's Olivia Cooke have boarded the anthology series. Dixon plays Terry Silver on the Starz drama, while Cooke starred as Emma on the Psycho prequel series.
Andrew Scott, familiar to Sherlock fans for his portrayal of Sherlock's nemesis, Professor Moriarty, has boarded the TV show. Shea Whigham will also star in Modern Love, and he can currently be seen on Amazon's new series, Homecoming.
The Deuce's Gary Carr and Andy Garcia have also joined Modern Love. Carr stars as C.C. on the HBO porn drama, and has also been on Downton Abbey and Death in Paradise. Garcia, who's been working steadily in film and television since 1978, also has a history with HBO. He guest starred on the Dwayne Johnson-led series, Ballers, in 2016.
Kingsman: The Secret Service's Sofia Boutella and The Newsroom's John Gallagher, Jr. round out the cast. This, of course, means that two of the stars who have joined Modern Love also starred on The Newsroom -- Dev Patel and John Gallagher Jr.
So, what is this series that is drawing all of these stars? Modern Love is based on the New York Times column and weekly podcast of the same name, that tells "true stories of love, loss and redemption," which are often read by today's biggest stars. The first season will be comprised of eight, half-hour episodes, so, do not expect any feature-length installments like what you'd see on John Slattery's new show. Production on Modern Love is currently underway in New York.
A premiere date for Modern Love has not been set yet, so stay tuned. When it premieres, it will do so on Amazon Prime. While you wait to be swept off your feet by Modern Love, a lot of new content is arriving this fall and in the midseason.
Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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