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Friday, June 27th, 2014

Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs, and Lesley Arfin May Be Developing a Comedy for Hulu

judd-apatowVulture is reporting that a pretty amazing-sounding comedy may be in development for Hulu. A pilot script for a show called Love has been written by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust (Super Fun Night, and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with an eye on Rust and Community's Gillian Jacobs co-starring. Apatow may direct the show, and Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) may be the showrunner.

As for what the show would be about:

A person familiar with the pilot script describes Love as a character-based comedy revolving around relationships, romantic and otherwise, with one (very messed-up) couple in particular at the center. And, because this is Judd Apatow, the pilot script has a couple of bad words and talks a little bit about s-e-x.

It all sounds very up in the air still — Sony has until Monday to find a new home for Community, and if they do that then Jacobs would be locked in and probably couldn't do this show. And obviously with so many moving pieces and in-demand people involved it could easily fall through. But if it all clicks into place, it'd be a huge get for Hulu, which is trying to compete with other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon with original content that gets people to sign up for a subscription. We'll see, but it certainly sounds promising to me.

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