You may have stopped caring about Judd Apatow. That’s totally understandable: the comedy guru has seen his stock take a bit of a hit following the release of his mega-hit Knocked Up, even if he has been consistently turning out some of the more audacious comedies (on TV and film) over the last decade. His collaboration with Amy Schumer, the quite excellent Trainwreck, has given him a new hit, but his work on Girls, Funny People, and, to a lesser extent, This is 40 is just as provocative in comparison to Trainwreck.
Regardless of what you might think of what Apatow has been doing since he transferred from television to film, the prospect of a new series created by Apatow is worth getting excited about. Mind you, this is the same man who created Freaks & Geeks, to say nothing of the similarly inventive college comedy series, Undeclared. So, there’s real reason to get pumped for Love, the new Netflix series that Apatow co-created with Paul Rust and Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer Lesley Arfin. The show is top-lined by Rust, who you might remember as one of Brad Pitt‘s battalion in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Bastards, and Gillian Jacobs, who rose to prominence as the female lead on Community and had a great, quick arc on the last season of Girls. Both are extremely talented comedians, and under the tutelage of Apatow, Love could be something like the next Master of None for Netflix. The series debuts on February 19th on the streaming service.
Here’s the official synopsis for Love:
Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love.
Here’s the first image and teaser trailer for Love: