Netflix Snags Judd Apatow Comedy Series ‘Love’
Judd Apatow is returning to TV — sort of.
The writer-director has sold a new romantic-comedy series called “Love” to Netflix, which has already commissioned two seasons of the show — just like it did with its flagship political drama “House of Cards.”
Co-created by Apatow, Paul Rust (“I Love You, Beth Cooper”), and Lesley Arfin (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Girls”), and produced by Apatow Productions in partnership with Legendary Television, “Love” will follow a couple as they “navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.” Rust and Gillian Jacobs (“Community”) are on board for the lead roles.
The first season will consist of 10 episodes, debuting on Netflix in 2016, followed by a 12-episode second season, which will air the following year.
This is Apatow’s first TV project that he’s created since Fox’s “Undeclared.” The filmmaker co-wrote the pilot with Rust and Arfin, and will be on board as the series’ executive producer alongside Rust, Arfin, and Brent Forrester.
The Netflix pickup also appears to be a blow for Hulu, which was reportedly in the final stages of acquiring the comedy.Tags: Apatow Productions, comedy, Gillian Jacobs, judd apatow, Legendary Television, lesley arfin, Netflix, netflix originals, paul rust, Series Order