Netflix announced today that it will premiere Love, a 30-minute comedy series co-produced and co-written by Judd Apatow.
Love will star Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs as Gus and Mickey, a couple in a messy relationship who try to learn to be committed and intimate with each other. The show is co-written by Rust and Lesley Arfin.
Apatow is best known for his producing, writing, and directing work on films like 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad. He is also a co-producer on the HBO series Girls. Unlike Girls, where Lena Dunham's creative vision drives the show, Apatow will be a co-creator and producer on Love, which should allow for more of his vision to show through. The series will be his first "created by" credit since 2001's Undeclared.
"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 in a press release. "Together with Paul and Lesley, he's bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners."
Earlier in the summer, rumors flew that Love would land at Hulu. Those turned out to be premature, as Netflix evidently outbid its rival for the project, in its ongoing attempt to take over the world.