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Anne Hathaway and Tina Fey to Star in Amazon’s Anthology Series ‘Modern Love’

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If the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s impressive Emmy streak wasn’t enough of a clue, the cast for Amazon’s upcoming anthology series Modern Love is further proof that the streaming giant is earning a huge reputable footprint in original programming.

According to TVLine, Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (SNL, 30 Rock) have both signed on to join the anthology series based on the popular NY Times column and podcast of the same name. The series will feature eight half-hour stand-alone episodes that explore “love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms.”

“Since its launch 14 years ago, Modern Love has struck a chord with readers that has only deepened with time. It remains one of our most popular columns both online and in print; it has become a successful weekly podcast, and the first Modern Love events last year were hits with live audiences. And now we are thrilled that Modern Love will become a TV show on Amazon,” said assistant managing editor at The New York Times, Sam Dolnick.

While their character details have not been released yet, they join a huge cast including John Slattery, Dev Patel, Catherine Keener, Andy Garcia, Cristin Milioti, Brandon Victor Dixon, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, She Wingham, Gary Carr, John Gallagher Jr., and Sofia Boutella. It will be written, directed and produced by Once and Begin Again helmer John Carney.

“It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store. 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,” Carney said in a statement. 

Shameless star Emmy Rossum and Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan have been tapped to direct episodes as well.

Are you a fan of the Modern Love podcast? To listen, head here!

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