Netflix Orders Two Seasons of Judd Apatow’s Comedy Series ‘Love’

By September 16, 2014

Right now you can already find Judd Apatow’s previous comedy series efforts “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” on Netflix, but the streaming service is about to get a fresh comedy series from the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year Old Virgin.

Netflix announced today an order for two seasons of “Love,” which will be their latest original comedy. The series will follow Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper & Inglourious Basterds) and Gillian Jacobs (“Community,” Hot Tub Time Machine 2) as Gus and Mickey, a couple navigating the exhilaration and humiliation of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.

This is the first time Netflix has ordered multiple seasons for a show right out the gate with an order for 10 episodes to debut in 2016 and another 12 episodes in 2017. And since Apatow has proven to be pretty successful when it comes to writing genuine romantic comedies, this series – which will be written and produced by the filmmaker – sounds like a safe and promising bet for Netflix.

Aside from Apatow, the show also counts Rust as a writer alongside Lesley Arfin, who has written a couple episodes of “Girls” and has served as executive story editor for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” And they’re all backed by Legendary Television and Brent Forrester (“The Office” and “The Simpsons”) as an executive producer.

Promisingly, Netflix is letting them have free reign to make the show they want. Apatow says, “I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project. Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn’t create in my wildest fever dreams.” Here’s hoping the series works out as well as the rest of Netflix’s original content.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.