Netflix just made a huge commitment to Love, an upcoming original series by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin.
The streaming provider has ordered two seasons of the half-hour comedy, which will premiere in 2016 with 10 episodes and return with 12 the following year. Produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television, Love centers Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), a couple who attempt to sustain a modern relationship while running into the pitfalls of, well, love.
“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 in a statement. “Together with Paul and Lesley, he’s bringing a whole new level of agony and ecstasy to this modern day comedy of manners.”
While it is rare for two seasons of a show to go straight-to-series, Netflix has set a precedent for giving multiple-season series orders with House of Cards.