Tom Hanks isn't the only Hollywood star teaming up with a robot at Apple, as the company have announced that a new 10-episode half-hour comedy-drama from A24 titled 'Sunny' is in the works following a series order for TV+. Rashida Jones will star in the lead role and also serve as executive producer.
'Sunny' tells the story of Suzie (Jones), an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan. Her life is turned upside down when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As “consolation" she is given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Initially, Suzie despises Sunny and its attempts to fill the void in her life but over time they develop an unexpected friendship and attempt to uncover the truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family.
Created by Katie Robbins and written and executive produced by Robbins, Ravi Nandan and Jess Lubben from A24, the show will be directed by Lucy Tcherniak ('Station Eleven', 'The End of the F***ing World') and is based on the book 'Dark Manual' by award-winning writer Colin O’Sullivan. No other casting details have been announced as of yet, but the book features another strong character by the name of 'Mixxy', Suzie's unpredictable friend and we're excited to find out who will join Rashida Jones as production moves forward.
Fun Fact: Before 'Sunny' hits our screens, Rashida Jones will make her return to TV+ in 'Wool', an upcoming dystopian drama series based on Hugh Howey’s best-selling trilogy of novels. Jones last appeared on the streaming service in A24's 'On The Rocks' with Bill Murray back in 2020.