Netflix joins with Judd Apatow to make original comedy series Love
James R | On 17, Sep 2014
Netflix is joining forces with Judd Apatow to make an original comedy series.
Love, which is created by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, will debut in summer 2016 with 10 episodes.
The half-hour comedy series, produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television, will follow Gus (Paul Rust from I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglourious Basterds) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs – best known for her role as Britta in the critically-acclaimed series Community), as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.
Netflix says the series will offer an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.
“Judd Apatow has a unique comic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank – often at the same time,” comments Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
“Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”
The show certainly has comedy credentials, created and written by Apatow, Rust and Arfin (Brooklyn 99, Girls) and executive produced by Brent Forrester (The Office (US), The Simpsons). Netflix is not kidding around, though: the funny programme has impressed the Internet TV company so much that they have already committed to two seasons of Love, with a further 12 episodes to be released in 2017.
“I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project,” says Apatow.
“Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn’t create in my wildest fever dreams.”
“We at Legendary are thrilled to be working with the wonderfully talented Judd and excited to partner with the Netflix team,” adds Bruce Rosenblum, Legendary Television’s President of Television and Digital Media.
“We look forward to validating their support for this innovative and genuinely funny series.”