Apple TV+ orders new dark comedy series “Sunny” starring Rashida Jones

Apple TV+ has announced a series order of a new dark comedy series “Sunny” starring Emmy Award nominee Rashida Jones, known for her roles in “On the Rocks,” “blackAF,” and “Quincy”. The upcoming drama series will have ten episodes and each episode will be 30 minutes long, to tell the story of an American woman living in Japan. 

“Sunny” will be written and executive produced by Katie Robbins who is known for her work in “The Affair,” “The Last Tycoon,” and “Hedy Lamarr” and Lucy Tcherniak will direct and executive produce the show. A24 Studios has produced “Sunny” for Apple TV+. 

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Apple TV+ expands its library with an unusual comedy series “Sunny”, a journey of a woman and her robot 

Based on the book “Dark Manual” by Japan-based award-winning Irish writer Colin O’Sullivan, the upcoming drama comedy series will tell the recovery journey of Suzie who lost her husband and son in a plane crash and develops an “unexpected” bond with her robot “Sunny”. 

Together, Sunny and Suzie heal and also uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disappearance of Suzie’s family. 

“Sunny” is a darkly comedic drama starring Rashida Jones 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.

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Jones will also serve as the executive producer of the show which will be her second collaboration with Apple Studios. 

“Sunny” marks the second collaboration for Apple, A24 and Jones following the global premiere of Sofia Coppola’s acclaimed film “On The Rocks.” Jones will also next be seen in “Wool,” Apple’s upcoming, world building drama series based on Hugh Howey’s New York Times best-selling trilogy of dystopian novels. – Apple

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