Judd Apatow is the mastermind behind TV shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, is an executive producer on Lena Dunham’s GIRLS and has directed beloved comedies such as Knocked Up, This is 40 and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Having touched all of this comedy gold, it's no surprise that a new script from the 46-year-old filmmaker was the subject of a bidding war between Netflix and Hulu.
Netflix snagged the show in a two-season deal, reportedly thanks to outbidding its competitor.
The show, titled Love, will launch a 10-episode first season on Netflix in 2016. Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Leslie Arfin (she also writes for GIRLS) co-wrote the spec script with Judd, telling the story of two characters – Gus and Mickey – who are attempting to test the waters of intimacy and the inevitable conflicts that arise.
The show is set to star Community’s Gillian Jacobs as Mickey and Super Fun Night’s Paul Rust as Gus.