- Series Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust to Debut 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, California, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin are bringing an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships to Love, a new Netflix original series, licensed globally and debuting in summer 2016 in all Netflix territories. Netflix has made a two-season commitment to Love, which debuts with 10 episodes in 2016 and 12 the following year.
Love follows Gus (Paul Rust from I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglourious Basterds) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. Jacobs is best known for her role as Britta in the critically-acclaimed series Community and can next be seen in Community's 6th season, Life Partners, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Girls.
The half-hour comedy series is produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television, and created and written by Apatow, Rust and Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls). Brent Forrester (The Office (US), The Simpsons) will executive produce.
"Judd Apatow has a unique comic voice that manages to be delightful, insightful, and shockingly frank – often at the same time," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "Together with Paul and Lesley, he's bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners."
"I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project," said Apatow. "Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn't create in my wildest fever dreams."
"We at Legendary are thrilled to be working with the wonderfully talented Judd and excited to partner with the Netflix team," said Bruce Rosenblum, Legendary Television's President of Television and Digital Media. "We look forward to validating their support for this innovative and genuinely funny series."
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SOURCE Netflix, Inc.