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Director John Carney to film Amazon's hit show Modern Love in Dublin

John Carney and Kieran Carney

John Carney and Kieran Carney

Eoin Murphy

AWARD Winning director John Carney is set to bring his hit Amazon Prime series Modern Love on location to Ireland.

The first season of Modern Love explored various relationships, both good and bad, from often glamorous locations in New York.

Each standalone episode was based on the writings of the famous New York Times column of the same name, and starred an A-list cast including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Mad Men's John Slattery.

Amazon recently announced that they had commissioned a second season of the series which proved a hit in more than 200 countries worldwide.

And we can exclusively reveal that the Dubliner, who is the writer and creator and showrunner for the whole series, will film one episode in Dublin in the New Year.

A showbiz insider told the Sunday World: “Season one of Modern Love was a huge hit for John and Amazon and he is thrilled to get a second series over the line.

“He filmed the first season in New York but because of Covid and because he wants to tell different stories he is coming to London for most of the second series.

“But John being proudly Irish he has earmarked one episode to be filmed in Dublin in the New Year.

“He will of course be casting Irish talent but he does plan on bringing in a major Hollywood star to take part in the episode as well.”

Carney, who was one the bass player for the Frames, is best known for his 2007 movie Once and the film Sing Street.

He is also a co-creator of the Irish TV drama series Bachelors Walk and is regarded as one of the brightest rising stars in the streaming television world.

Modern Love is his latest success and speaking previously about being given a second series John said:

“Being given a green light to proceed with Modern Love is a great opportunity for us to continue to tell stories of love, while opening up the series into new cities and worlds. The possibilities are truly endless.

“Subsequent seasons can really branch out and dig deep into what it means to love in this complicated world. It’s incredible news for everyone involved in the series, and we are dizzy with possibilities moving forward.”

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