Prime Video to adapt ‘Modern Love’ in three Indian languages

New York: Prime Video on Monday announced that the streaming service will adapt its hit international series Modern Love in three Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The new shows, titled Modern Love: Mumbai, Modern Love: Chennai, and Modern Love: Hyderabad, are slated to be released in 2022 across more than 240 countries and territories. According to the announcement teaser shared by Prime Video on Instagram, the “3 new series” will be set in “3 cities” wherein the makers will explore “1 emotion.” 

This series will feature adaptations of heartwarming stories of ‘Modern Love’ from The New York Times’ eponymous column. Each episode is designed to take audiences on a journey of discovering love through stories of multiple human emotions ranging from love and romance to self-love, familial love, love towards ones’ friends, and love that emerges out of kindness, among others. 

Love is a universal language understood by all, said James Farrell, head of local Originals, Amazon Studios. 

“Modern Love is an ode to love in its varied forms. We have seen audiences across the world relate to the stories from our US show, and we feel India’s diverse culture organically lends itself to the series. We’re confident that the Indian adaptations will similarly touch a chord with our customers,” Farrell said in a statement. 

The original Modern Love is an American romantic comedy anthology streaming television series which has been created by John Carney. 

Daniel Jones, editor of Modern Love at The New York Times, said it is an honor to see these stories of love being adapted for the Indian versions of the show. 

“We’re thrilled with the appreciation Modern Love has received worldwide. These Indian adaptions are in our own way, a little love letter to India, as well as a testament to the universal appeal of love as an emotion,” he added.   


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