Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the famous streaming service, has announced a business agreement with comedy star, Judd Apatow, for the production of a comedy show dubbed “Love”. Netflix has announced that the series will have ten episodes for the first season and twelve episodes for the second season.
Apatow is known for some major production such as “Knocked Up,” “The 40 Year-Old Virgin,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The comedy star built a name at HBO with an exceptional voice and character. Other characters who will star in the series are Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, who are known for “I Love You Beth Cooper” and “Community” respectively.
“Love” is a hilarious and honest depiction of modern relationships. The description of the show goes: “‘Love’ follows Gus and Mickey as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.”
The show will be produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) plans to release the comedy in 2016.
“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.”
The commitment by Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for the two episodes is a major achievement for Apatow and is a great recognition of his work at the HBO.
“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.”
Bruce Rosenblum, Legendary Television’s President of Television and Digital Media also said that they are very thrilled to work Apatow and to partner with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.