New Judd Apatow Series to Premiere on Netflix

Director Judd Apatow's new comedy series, 'Love,' will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 6:06 PM January 05, 2016
Category : Life & Style, ShowBiz

Jakarta. Hollywood director and producer Judd Apatow will premiere all 10 episodes of his new comedy series "Love" on Netflix on Feb. 19.

Created, written and executive-produced by Apatow along with Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, the rom-com series explores male and female perspectives on romantic relationships through the eyes of each lead character.

The half-hour episodes follow Gus (played by Rust himself), a nice guy who moves into a trendy apartment complex after a breakup with his cheating girlfriend. There, he meets Mickey (Gillian Jacobs of "Community), a wild child who hates her radio job and also recently ended a relationship.

A teaser video for the series was released on YouTube on Monday. Although no footage from the show is shown, the teaser hints at the irreverent and funny tone that Apatow's works are known for.

"Love" is the first series Apatow has created since his 2001 college comedy, "Undeclared." Apatow is best known for producing and directing a slew of funny films, including the Amy Schumer-starring flick "Trainwreck." He also has executive-produced several episodes of Lena Dunham's HBO series, "Girls."

When Netflix picked up "Love" in September 2014, the video streaming company gave the show a two-season order. A 12-episode second season is slated to premiere next year.

"Love" is only one of the original series Netflix will release this month. Comedian Chelsea Handler's mockumentary show, "Chelsea Does," will be available to stream on Jan. 23, while "Fuller House" — a remake of the popular '90s sitcom "Full House" — will premiere the following weekend.

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