by: Sammy Mink
Judd Apatow is returning to TV with relationship comedy LOVE. Netflix ordered the project straight to series, picking it up for two seasons right off the bat. Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust will star in the series, which centers on the duo as they try to navigate the highs and lows of their relationship and intimacy. Apatow co-created and penned the project with Rust and Lesley Arfin. Apatow Productions and Legendary Television are producing with Brent Forrester, Apatow, Rust and Afrin executive producing.
Apatow got his start in TV writing and directing episodes of “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and Fox’s “Undeclared.” Of course, since then he’s gone on to direct successful comedy features, everything from “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” to “Knocked Up” to “This Is 40.” He also executive produces HBO’s “Girls” and has written a number of episodes.
Rust is known for his roles both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. He has worked on comedies like “Arrested Development” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and appeared in “Semi-Pro” and “Inglourious Basterds.” His upcoming projects include a Pee-Wee Herman project, which he is co-writing with Paul Reubens with Apatow producing.
Jacobs is best known for playing Britta on NBC’s “Community,” and will reprise her role when the series moves over to Yahoo Screen. She has recently made the crossover to films, appearing in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “Walk of Shame.” She will next appear in Mike Binder’s drama “Black and White” with Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner and in Steve Pink’s “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”