How to turn a newspaper column into a TV show

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway plays a woman trying to find love while also learning to accept that she has bipolar disorder.
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway plays a woman trying to find love while also learning to accept that she has bipolar disorder.PHOTO: AMAZON STUDIOS

Amazon's romcom series Modern Love draws from true stories in The New York Times that explore different kinds of love

Based on The New York Times' column of the same name, Amazon Prime Video's romance anthology series Modern Love takes the unusual real-life love stories featured in the newspaper and recreates them with a star-studded cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel and Tina Fey.

The actors and producers chatted to the press in Los Angeles about how they made the show and why they took extra care with some of the tales.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'How to turn a newspaper column into a TV show'. Print Edition | Subscribe