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Netflix orders 2 seasons of new Judd Apatow comedy
You’ll have to wait until 2016, though.
Deadline reports that Netflix ordered two seasons of the comedy Love, which will star Community’s Gillian Jacobs and I Love You, Beth Cooper’s Paul Rust. Rust co-created the show with Apatow and Lesley Arfin, who both also had a hand in HBO’s Girls. As this show is pitched as a take on modern-day relationships, there will no doubt be some common themes.
This will be a return to TV for Apatow, who co-created the beloved show Freaks and Geeks. A two-season commitment, Deadline points out, isn’t often handed out by Netflix; the exception was House of Cards. Hulu Plus was also allegedly competing for the show.
Apatow’s appeal is strong, though, and this is a big get for the company. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained that Apatow’s “unique comedic voice” is the draw here, and that “[t]ogether with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”
The first season of the series is set to debut in 2016, with season 2 to follow in 2017.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.