Judd Apatow Brings ‘Love’ To Netflix
Earlier this summer, Netflix made two major acquisitions by scooping up the streaming rights for “The Blacklist” and “Gotham” for $2 million and $1.5 million per episode, respectively. But Netflix isn’t about to pull back on its original programming.
Via Deadline, Netflix has announced a two season pickup of Judd Apatow’s newest comedy series, “Love.” The new series was co-created by Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Rust will star in the series as a man named Gus alongside Gillian Jacobs as Mickey. As a couple, Gus and Mickey are attempting to “navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.“
The first season of “Love” will be ten episodes, while the second season will have 12 episodes. Legendary Studios is producing “Love” for Netflix, with Brent Forrester serving as an executive producer alongside Apatow, Rust and Arfin.
In a statement, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos said “Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank — often at the same time. “Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”
Prior to directing The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, Apatow was best known for producing “Freaks and Geeks” and creating “Undeclared” for television, both of which became cult classics after running for only a single season each.
Despite her new commitment to “Love,” Jacobs will still appear in the sixth season of “Community” on Yahoo Screen.
“Love” is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2016.