Gillian Jacobs has signed on for a new Netflix comedy series.
The Community star will join Paul Rust from Super Fun Night for Love, a half-hour comedy series that is written by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks), Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Rust that has already secured a two-season commitment from the online streaming service.
Jacobs and Rust will play Mickey and Gus in a comedy that Netflix says is “an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships.” The series will follow the couple as “they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.”
“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.”
“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.”
Love‘s 10-episode first season is set to debut in 2016, with an additional 12-episode Season 2 on deck for the following year.