Netflix Makes ‘Love’ with Judd Apatow and Gillian Jacobs, Romantic Dramedy Given 2-Season Order
A long time ago, in a world before Yahoo Screen, 'Community''s inevitable end seemed that much more pronounced by news that Judd Apatow had plotted a TV return with Gillian Jacobs as his 'Love'-ly lead. Now, even with 'Community' due back for a 6th season in 2015, Netflix has officially granted a two-season order to Apatow and Jacobs' 'Love,' a new romantic dramedy.
Per Netflix, 'Love' follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. Already granted 10 half-hour episodes for 2016 and 12 for 2017, 'Love' is produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television, and both created and written by Apatow, Rust and Lesley Arfin ('Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls'). Additionally, 'The Office' and 'Simpsons' vet Brent Forrester will executive produce.
Says Netflix boss Ted Sarandos of the new addition to its original streaming lineup:
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.
Originally, 'Love' had been pitched as a Hulu series around the same time the streaming service had been eyed for a potential 'Community' pickup. We're told that 'Love' won't affect Jacobs' role in 'Community' season 6 (there's been a bit of unease on that front lately), though we'll have to see when it comes to the long-foretold movie.
What do you think? Are you interested in seeing Netflix make 'Love' with Gillian Jacobs and Judd Apatow?