Amazon Prime Video India has unveiled Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the hit series ‘Modern Love’.
Based on the New York Times weekly column of the same name, the American version of “Modern Love” was developed by John Carney (“Once”, “Sing Street”), who also directed several episodes during its two seasons in 2019 and 2021. It featured a host of talent, including Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, Sofia Boutella and Andy Garcia.
The Indian versions, titled “Modern Love: Mumbai” in Hindi, “Modern Love: Chennai” in Tamil and “Modern Love: Hyderabad” in Telugu, will include local adaptations of The New York Times columns. Although Amazon has yet to reveal the talent behind the series, Variety understands that several of the directors are A-listers.
Aparna Purohit, Head of Indian Originals, Amazon Prime Video, said: “India is the land of love – and with our Indian adaptations, we aim to deliver love stories rooted in Indian soil to audiences at across India and the world. The series, which will be made in multiple languages, will explore the myriad nuances of love. Although these heartwarming stories are adapted from the famous New York Times column, they are essentially Indian in the soul, with the metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad serving as the perfect canvas.
James Farrell, Head of Local Originals, Amazon Studios, said: “We’ve seen audiences around the world relate to the stories of our American show, and we think India’s diverse culture lends itself naturally to the series. . We are confident that the Indian adaptations will also strike a chord with our customers. »
Daniel Jones, editor of ‘Modern Love’ at The New York Times, said: “These Indian adaptations 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.”