"I have a great idea," the producer-writer-director told GQ. "Maybe like the best idea I've ever had…It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience."
Although Apatow did not go into detail about the subject matter, he did explain the play concerns "victims of the criminal-justice system and the challenges they face."
"I am excited to write something which has a social conscience," he added. "That is not something I have attempted before, and I hope I am up for the challenge." When asked whether the work would be "funny," Apatow answered, "I don't know yet. I think it will. But it might stop being funny."
Apatow's screen credits include "Girls," "Bridesmaids," "Freaks and Geeks," "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," "Funny People" and "Zero Effect," among others.