Sunny: Rashida Jones to star in Apple TV+ comedy
James R | On 09, Feb 2022
Rashida Jones will star in Sunny, a new dark comedy for Apple TV+.
The 10-episode series is created by Katie Robbins (“The Affair, “The Last Tycoon, “Hedy Lamarr) and based on the book Dark Manual” by Japan-based award-winning Irish writer Colin O’Sullivan.
Jones (On the Rocks, blackAF, Quincy) will exec-produce and also star as Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan, whose life is upended when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As consolation she’s given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Though at first Suzie resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, gradually they develop an unexpected friendship, as together they uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family, becoming dangerously enmeshed in a world Suzie never knew existed.
Produced for Apple TV+ by A24, is written and exec-produced by Robbins, Ravi Nandan and Jess Lubben from A24, and directed and executive produced by Lucy Tcherniak (Station Eleven, The End of the F***ing World).
Sunny marks the second collaboration for Apple, A24 and Jones following Sofia Coppola’s film On The Rocks. Jones will also next be seen in Wool, Apple’s upcoming drama series based on Hugh Howey’s trilogy of dystopian novels.