Judd Apatow Brings ‘Love’ to Netflix
Judd Apatow, esteemed producer of “Girls” and producer, writer and director of cult favorites “Freaks and Geeks” and “Knocked Up,” has inked a deal with Netflix in bringing the relationship comedy, “Love,” to the streaming service. Read on to learn more details about this news story.
Apatow’s commitment to Netflix to produce “Love” extends for two seasons, where he, along with co-creators and co-writers Lesly Arfin (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Paul Rust (“Super Fun Night”), will be tasked to make 10 episodes of the series for the first season and 12 episodes for the second season. The show will be under his Apatow Productions banner, and it will be supported by Legendary Television. Rust will also star in the series, opposite Gillian Jacobs (“Community”).
“Love” is centered on Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs), a couple who will navigate through the pitfalls of commitment, intimacy and other things that couples must avoid in the relationship. Because the show won’t be released on the streaming site until 2016 and 2017 respectively for each season, Jacobs, who is still attached to “Community,” should be able to film “Love” thereafter. “Community” is expected to roll out its sixth and possibly final season on Yahoo Screen in 2015.
While standard network shows usually order pilots first, Netflix has been deviating from this norm since it has more freedom with the digital platform. In fact, the company did the same thing for “House of Cards,” ordering two full seasons before it was even released in 2013. “House of Cards,” which stars Kevin Spacey, went on to become a hit for Netflix and is expected to have its third season in 2015.
“Judd Apatow has a unique comedic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank — often at the same time,” said Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, as published on The Hollywood Reporter.
“Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners,” Sarandos added, expressing confidence about their two-year commitment with Apatow.
We’ll keep you updated about any developments on Judd Apatow’s “Love,” which stars Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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