Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Netflix Gives 2-Season Pickup to Comedy 'Love' Created by Judd Apatow & Starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs

Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love, a new Netflix original series which has just received a two-season commitment by the streaming service. The comedy will debut with 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year.

Love follows Gus (Rust, Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs, Community) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

The half-hour comedy series is produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television, and created and written by Apatow, Rust and Arfin. Brent Forrester will executive produce.

"Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful and shockingly frank - often at the same time," said 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."

"I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project," said 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," said 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."