Judd Apatow Netflix series Love premiere date, teaser
Among all of your new year’s resolutions in 2016, Judd Apatow really just wants you to Love.
The writer-director-producer is returning to television with a 10-episode comedy series premiering on Netflix on the Valentine’s Day-adjacent date of February 19. EW has a first look at the bingeworthy rom-com, which stars Paul Rust (who also co-created the show) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as two polar ends of the same amorous magnet.
The half-hour series centers on Gus (Rust), a people-pleasing nice guy who moves into a trendy apartment complex bustling with college kids following the departure of his cheating girlfriend. A chance encounter leads him to Mickey (Jacobs), a wild child who hates her job in satellite radio and recently ended a relationship of her own. Together, they open each other’s eyes to opposite slices of life and — dare you even say it — Love.
Love is created, written, and executive-produced by Apatow, Rust, and Lesley Arfin (Awkward, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) beneath Apatow Productions and Legendary Television. It’s the first series Apatow has created since 2001’s college comedy Undeclared (which starred pint-sized undergraduate versions of Jay Baruchel, Charlie Hunnam, and Seth Rogen) and marks Jacobs’ first post-Community series regular gig as well.
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Binge with confidence: The series already netted a two-season order when Netflix picked up the project in September 2014. Love premieres on Feb. 19, right between two other buzzy items on the Netflix slate: Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Does, premiering Jan. 23, and Fuller House, which premieres the following weekend. The 12-episode second season of Love will hit next year.