Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

judd-apatowJudd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox’s Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gillian Jacobs, Love is co-created and written by Apatow, Rust, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Girls writer Lesley Arfin and co-executive produced by Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) and centers on “love gurus Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.” The show — which was rumored to be in development for Hulu earlier this year — will premiere its first 10-episode season on the streaming network sometime in 2016 and its 12-episode second season the following year; this will not affect Jacobs’s work over on Yahoo’s new season of Community. “I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project,” said Apatow in a statement. “Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn’t create in my wildest fever dreams.”

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