She and The Crown star Tobias Menzies will appear in an episode directed by showrunner and exeuctive producer, John Carney. Both the episode and series recently completed filming in Dublin, Ireland.
The new season of the anthology series, which is inspired by The New York Times column of the same name, will have eight episodes. All episodes will drop at once on August 13.
Okonedo and Menzies join previously announced cast members Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Susan Blackwell (Madam Secretary), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black), Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver (Cinderella), newcomer Grace Edwards, Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Emmy Award nominee Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Telci Huynh (God Friended Me), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James(Book of Mormon), Aparna Nancherla (Corporate), Larry Owens (High Maintenance), Zane Pais (Room 104), Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (Flack), Isaac Powell (Dear Evan Hansen), Ben Rappaport (For the People), Milan Ray (Troop Zero), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Golden Globe Award winner Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Marquis Rodriguez (When They See Us), James Scully (You S2), Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl), Lulu Wilson (The Glorias), Don Wycherley (Wild Mountain Thyme) and Jeena Yi (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
Other directors include Marta Cunningham (Insecure) Jesse Peretz (Glow), and Andrew Rannells (Black Monday) with Celine Held and Logan George (Topside) co-directing an episode.
Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, and Anthony Bregman also serve as executive producers on Season 2, along with Choire Sicha and Caitlin Roper of The New York Times, with Sean Fogel and Miriam Mintz serving as producers. Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column, serves as a co-producer.
Modern Love is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story and The New York Times.