- Film & TV
- 23 Feb 21
Dublin was chosen as one of the show's locations, with 'Brooklyn' director John Crowley joining Carney for the show's second season.
John Carney enjoyed success as a musician with The Frames before turning his talents to both the small and big screen, becoming an acclaimed writer and director.
His career went stratospheric with Once; the Dublin-set musical starring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as star-crossed lovers and busking partners. The Oscar-winning film became an international success and a critical darling, picking up multiple awards and inspiring a Tony Award-winning musical that toured worldwide. He then directed the 2013 flick Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, before 2016's heartwarming school-set band flick Sing Street.
Marta Cunningham (Insecure), Jesse Peretz (Girls), the duo of Celine Held and Logan George are also on board to direct, and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) is helming an episode based on a Modern Love essay he wrote for the Times.
The cast for season two also includes Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Good Will Hunting actress Minnie Driver, Dominique Fishback (The Deuce), Game of Thrones' Jon Snow himself - Kit Harington - Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game) and Irish actor Don Wycherley (Carney's Bachelors Walk).
The series was inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, and is set to premiere globally on Amazon Prime later in 2021. Season two was also filmed in New York, as well as Dublin.
"We're so excited to bring a second season of this series to life, and give an opportunity to really shine a light on what matters most," said series writer-showrunner Carney.
"With so much uncertainty in our current world, these stories bring truth and love to people everywhere, and I'm so appreciative to be a part of making that happen."
Season one of the romantic comedy series featured a star-studded cast that included Jane Alexander, Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway, Irish actor Andrew Scott, Julia Garner, Dev Patel and John Slattery.