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Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust to Star in LOVE; a Netflix Show from Judd Apatow

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:39 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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This could be something fun.  Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Girls) will co-star in Love, a new Netflix series from Rust, Judd Apatow and Leslie Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls).  In a bold move of confidence, Netflix has picked up the show for two seasons already.  The first 10 episodes will air in 2015, with another 12 on the way in 2016.  Legendary Television will produce as well.

Love follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.  The show will be a half-hour series.

judd-apatow2Here’s the official press release:

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 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 Inglorious 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, The Simpsons) will executive produce.

“Judd Apatow has a unique comedic 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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