Rashida Jones’ Apple Series ‘Sunny’ Sets Premiere Date; First-Look Photos Unveiled

Apple TV+ has slotted a summer premiere date for Sunny, a half-hour darkly comedic drama, starring and executive produced by Rashida Jones. The 10-episode mystery thriller will launch with the first two episodes Wednesday July 10, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through September 4.

Created by Katie Robbins (The Affair, The Last Tycoon), Sunny is based on the book Dark Manual by Japan-based award-winning Irish writer Colin O’Sullivan. Jones stars 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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Hidetoshi Nishijima, Joanna Sotomura, Judy Ongg, YOU, annie the clumsy and Jun Kunimura also star.

Produced for Apple TV+ by A24, Sunny is written and executive produced by Robbins, who also serves as showrunner, through her shingle Babka Pictures. A24 and Jones also serve as executive producers. Lucy Tcherniak (Station Eleven, The End of the F***ing World) directs and executive produces.

Sunny marks the second collaboration for Apple, A24 and Jones following the global premiere of Sofia Coppola’s acclaimed film On the Rocks. Jones also recently starred in Apple’s hit series Silo, series based on Hugh Howey’s New York Times best-selling trilogy of dystopian novels.

Check out the first-look images above and below.


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