Amazon announced today that Modern Love Season 2 will premiere Friday, August 13 on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
The streaming service is also launching the interactive escape room game Panic: The Experience for its new series, Panic.
Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander) and Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) have joined the cast of the star-studded Modern Love Season 2. They appear in an episode directed by John Carney, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer.
The episode and series recently completed filming in Dublin, Ireland. The second season was also filmed in Albany, New York City, Schenectady, and Troy, New York.
The new season of the anthology series, inspired by The New York Times column of the same name, is comprised of eight half-hour episodes, all which will be released together on the same day.
The previously announced cast of Modern Love Season 2 includes Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Susan Blackwell (Madam Secretary), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Maria Dizzia (Orange Is the New Black), Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Cinderella), and newcomer Grace Edwards.
Also on board are Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Emmy Award nominee Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Telci Huynh (God Friended Me), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Larry Owens (High Maintenance), Zane Pais (Room 104), and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (Flack).
The cast is rounded out by Isaac Powell (Dear Evan Hansen), Ben Rappaport (For the People), Milan Ray (Troop Zero), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Golden Globe Award winner Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), James Scully (You Season 2), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Lulu Wilson (The Glorias), Don Wycherley (Wild Mountain Thyme), and Jeena Yi (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
John Carney serves as writer, director and executive producer of Modern Love. John Crowley (Brooklyn), Marta Cunningham (Insecure), Jesse Peretz (Glow), and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) will also direct episodes of the anthology series with Celine Held and Logan George (Topside) co-directing an episode.
Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, and Anthony Bregman also serve as executive producers on Season 2, along with Caitlin Roper and Choire Sicha of The New York Times, with Sean Fogel and Miriam Mintz serving as producers. Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column, serves as a co-producer. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story, and The New York Times.
For Panic, you can experience the world of the drama series online with a thrilling virtual manhunt for you and up to five friends or family. Popular varsity athlete Noah Kaplan has gone missing from the town of Carp, Texas.
You must crack codes and hack websites to figure out where he’s gone, why he’s vanished and why the cops are interested in strange graffiti that’s started to appear all over town. Is Noah in danger? Or is the worst yet to come? Work together to follow Noah’s online footsteps before the trail goes cold. Every second counts. Let the game begin. Let the panic set in.
Panic, The Experience was created by Swamp Motel, an immersive entertainment company which creates experiences for live audiences that blur boundaries between theatre, film and gaming. By giving audiences a pivotal role within story-worlds, their innovative productions always thrill you whether experiencing them on your sofa, at your desk or in an unexpected live venue.
You can book your free experience now at ExperiencePanic.com.
Panic is a new Amazon Prime Video one-hour drama series, written and created by Lauren Oliver (based on her bestselling novel). It takes place in a small Texas town, where every summer the graduating seniors compete in a series of challenges, winner takes all, which they believe is their one and only chance to escape their circumstances and make their lives better.
But this year, the rules have changed – the pot of money is larger than ever and the game has become even more dangerous. The players will come face to face with their deepest, darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk in order to win.
The Amazon Original series premieres all 10 episodes on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, May 28 in more than 240 countries and territories.
The series stars Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula, Camron Jones, Ray Nicholson, Madison Ferris, Moira Kelly, Nancy McKeon, Rachel Bay Jones, and Enrique Murciano. Panic is created, written by and executive produced by Lauren Oliver and executive produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Adam Schroeder. Lynley Bird and Alyssa Altman serve as co-executive producers.