Judd Apatow Developing New Comedy for Netflix

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Judd Apatow is heading to Netflix. 

Another A-list talent has set a project at the streamer. Apatow will direct and produce the untitled comedy. He’ll also be co-writing the script with Pam Brady. Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer.

Per Variety, Apatow’s film will follow a group of “actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.”According to sources Netflix is fast-tracking the project and is set to meet with actors as soon as possible.

The timely comedy marks Apatow’s first feature project that isn’t at Universal, which was his home since his first big-screen hit The 40-Year Old Virgin in 2005. Universal and Apatow’s most recent collab on the comedy The King of Staten Island. 

Apatow’s other directing credits include Knocked Up, Funny People, Trainwreck, and HBO’s The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling.