Amazon orders Dutch version of ‘Modern Love’ drama format

Modern Love Amsterdam

Amazon has commissioned a Dutch version of its drama format Modern Love for Prime Video to debut this winter.

The format shows a variety of stories about love and relationships, with each episode based on the popular column from The New York Times. Modern Love Amsterdam will take place in the titular city, at locations including the central station and the Amstel to Amsterdam-Noord and Zuidoost.

Banijay label NL Film will produce, with Sabine Brian as producer and Robert Alberdingk Thijm as showrunner. The episodes were written by Thijm, Roos Ouwehand, Maud Wiemeijer, Anne Barnhoorn, and Esther Duysker. The directors are Mijke de Jong, Boudewijn Koole, Mischa Kamp, Mustafa Duygulu, and Norbert ter Hall.

Modern Love Amsterdam is the series we wanted to make right now. A series that shows that love always wins, no matter how confusing the time we live in is.  The makers have opted for special, authentic stories in which the characters all search for love in their own way,” said Jacomien Nijhof, head of Netherlands Originals, Amazon Studios.

“What does fidelity look like in an open relationship, or how do you deal with equality and dependence if your partner suddenly becomes disabled? I am very impressed with the vulnerability that can be felt in the unique stories, which will certainly appeal to our viewers.”

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