Apple has placed a full-season order for the black comedy series “Sunny,” starring Rashida Jones.
Rashida Jones Starring in Apple Dark Comedy ‘Sunny’
The 10-episode series is based on the book “Dark Manual” by Colin O’Sullivan. In the half-hour series, Jones plays Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan whose life is turned upside down when her husband and son go missing in a mysterious plane crash.
As a consolation, her husband’s electronics company gifts Suzie a new home robot made by them, Sunny. Although Suzie resents her attempts to fill the void in her life at first, they slowly develop an unlikely friendship and together they uncover dark secrets about what really happened to Suzie’s family. The two are dangerously immersed in a world Suzie never knew existed.
“Sunny” is produced by A24. This is the second project that A24, Apple, and Jones collaborated on. The other was the feature film “On the Rocks”. Jones will also appear in the Apple series “Wool,” based on Hugh Howey’s dystopian novel series.
Jones’ recent credits include Kenya Barris’ Netflix series “#blackAF”, in addition to “On the Rocks.” He and Barris were announced as the two main partners at BET Studios’ launch in September. Jones is also known for roles in TV series like “Angie Tribeca”, “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office”.
“Sunny” is adapted for the small screen by Katie Robbins, who also serves as executive producer. Jones will serve as executive producer along with the lead role. A24’s Ravi Nandan and Jess Lubben will also serve as executive producers. Lucy Tcherniak will direct and executive produce. The series is expected to air later this year at the earliest.