Judd Apatow is heading to television land again. Netflix announced today that the company picked up the producer’s series, “Love,” for two seasons to air on their streaming service for 22 episodes.
“Love” is a relationship comedy starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs. It follows Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they “navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid,” according to Deadline.
Netflix Chief Content Officer 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.”
Apatow has not has luck previously with his television shows but that doesn’t mean his shows weren’t good. They have had a fierce but loving cult following. Many saying now that they were cancelled far too soon, (And we agree.) But this two-season order obviously means that Netflix feels confident in Apatows newest project.
Unfortunately “Love” will not premiere until 2016.