Netflix has commissioned Hollywood mogul-director-actor-scribe and hyphen-botherer Judd Apatow for two series of a romantic comedy set to air in 2016, in what looks like another big coup for the streaming service.
Dubbed Love and starring Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper), the show is billed as a “modern-day comedy of manners” and follows the ups and downs of a couple’s relationship.
The half-hour episodes will focus on “two characters, Gus and Mickey, as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliation of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid”.
Not surprisingly that description has sparked speculatilon that Apatow will once again explore his familiar territory of man-children struggling to grow up.
The first series takes in ten episodes , with the second due to start 2017.
“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.”