Netflix picks up Judd Apatow series with Gillian Jacobs

Judd Apatow is returning to the small screen with "Love," a new comedy series headlined by "Community" star Gillian Jacobs and by Paul Rust. Netflix has given the project a two-season, straight-to-series order. 

Co-written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and Paul Rust ("I Love You, Beth Cooper"), "Love" is a modern comedy of manners on the complications that come with intimacy and commitment. Rust and Jacobs co-star as Gus and Mickey, the couple at the center of the show.

Now a successful producer and director of comedy movies, Apatow is returning to his roots with this new small screen creation. A co-creator and producer on "The Ben Stiller Show" in the early 1990s, Apatow first made a name for himself as an executive producer, director and writer on "Freaks and Geeks," the short-lived teen series that went on to achieve cult status.

"Love" will be the first TV show created by the filmmaker in over 10 years, following the little-known FOX series "Undeclared." His involvement in Lena Dunham's "Girls" is limited to his role as a producer and co-screenwriter of certain episodes.

The first season of "Love," with 10 episodes, is slated to hit Netflix in 2016, followed by the second season in 2017.