Sometimes, between streaming episodes of "Orange is the New Black" and season four "Arrested Development" episodes that we've already seen like nine times each already, we stop and think to ourselves, "Self, remember movies? Movies are great. We especially used to love movies like 'This Is 40,' but sitting down for a whole movie is such a commitment. If only..." and then we forget what we were thinking about and stare glassy-eyed at the show's opening credits once again.
Finally, a solution is here! Or, at least, a solution will be here come 2016. Netflix announced today (September 16) that Judd Apatow will bring at least two seasons of a new original show, "Love," to the streaming service. Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust will co-write the series with Apatow, focusing on modern relationships. The episodes will be half an hour long. The first season will be 10 episodes, and the second will be 12.
Gillian Jacobs (Britta from "Community") and Rust will star as Mickey and Gus, respectively, a duo trying to work through their relationship to one another. Are they a couple? Sidepieces? Boothings? We can't wait to see them "navigate the exhilirations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid," as Netflix's release touts.
“I am so excited to get to work with Paul and Lesley on this project,” Apatow said. Arfin counts "Girls" among her writing credits, and Rust worked as a story editor on "Arrested Development," among other projects. “Netflix has been supportive in ways I couldn’t create in my wildest fever dreams.”
Apatow is no stranger to the TV game either, having written on "Freaks and Geeks" and "Girls" and creating "Undeclared," plus, well, the rest of his enviable and enormous IMDb rundown.
2016 is a long way away, so we'll just sit here patiently re-watching "House of Cards" episodes and waiting on the inevitable announcements that Apatow standbys Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann will make guest appearances on the show.