Judd Apatow to Direct Pandemic Comedy for Netflix
It marks his first feature film not directed for Universal
Published Nov 16, 2020While he's already at work on a George Carlin documentary, director Judd Apatow is also due to examine our pandemic predicament in a new comedy for Netflix.
Deadline reports that Apatow's yet-to-be-titled project will focus on a group of actors and actresses holed up in a hotel, attempting to complete a film in their pandemic bubble. The site reports that Apatow will direct, produce and co-write the project through his Apatow Productions.
The show's script will come co-written by Apatow and South Park writer Pam Brady, while Barry Mendel will executive produce.
Apatow had previously worked with Netflix on romantic comedy series Love, which ran for three seasons between 2016 and 2018. Deadline adds that his forthcoming pandemic-related project will mark his first feature film not directed for Universal.
Earlier this year, Apatow teamed with Pete Davidson for The King of Staten Island.