Internet streaming giant Netflix has issued a release date for its upcoming romantic comedy series Love, from producer Judd Apatow. Created by Appatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, the series will launch on February 19 with a 10-episode first season. Starring Rust and Gillian Jacobs, Netflix describes the series as following “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.”
In addition, the company has also ordered a new psychological thriller series set to air in 2017. The series, which will begin with a 10-episode first season, comes from writer Lisa Rubin and is described as following “the journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.”
Finally, Netflix also announced an expanded partnership with DreamWorks Animation, which will involve several new shows being developed for them in the next few years, including a reimaging of the classic 80’s children’s cartoon Voltron: Defender of the Universe and a new series titled Trollhunters from director Guillermo Del Torro.
“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy,” said Cindy Holland, the Vice President of Original Series at Netflix. “It’s with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally.”
“This agreement adds to the incredible foundation we’ve built together with Netflix over a number of years across both film and television,” added Ann Daly, President of DreamWorks Animation. “We are proud to work closely with Netflix to continue delivering high-quality programming to audiences around the world.”