Amazon Picks Up The New York Times’s ‘Modern Love’ For TV Adaptation
The iconic New York Times’ Modern Love column and its exploration of love and its iterations has been a staple for readers since its beginnings nearly 14 years ago. The column has not only inspired readers and their relationships, but has now inspired Amazon to bring the column to the small screen.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the series will be anthological and will follow love, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love, and the human connection through eight stand-alone episodes. Think Black Mirror, but with love instead of technology seeming cool and then ruining people's lives, one episode at a time.
The order for the adaptation closely follows the trend of Amazon Studios programming pushing female-driven storylines and universal appeal with shows like Marvelous Mrs. Masiel. Amazon Studio’s goal is to create “our next big show that women also can’t stop talking about,” Jennifer Sale, head of Amazon Studios, told Hollywood Reporter.
Being a sucker for romantic comedies myself, I cannot wait to spend a few days falling in love with the beauty and love that is Modern Love.
Featured Image Via The New York Times.