Netflix Falls For New Judd Apatow Series ‘Love’
Netflix and Judd Apatow have fallen madly in Love.
The streaming network has picked up two seasons of Love, a new half-hour comedy series about modern relationships created and written by the creator of Girls and writer/producer of countless films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 2016.
The original series will star Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, whose characters Gus and Mickey will “navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid,” Netflix announced Tuesday. Rust and Lesley Arfin will serve as co-creators and co-writers, while Brent Forrester will executive produce Love.
“Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank — often at the same time,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 16, 2014
Love‘s first season will premiere in 2016 with 10 episodes. It will return in 2017 with 12 episodes. Apatow Productions and Legendary Television will produce the series for Netflix.
“Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn’t create in my wildest fever dreams,” Netflix said.
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