“SNL” Emmy winner Rudolph produces the AppleTV+ workplace comedy, which also stars Adam Scott and Joel Kim Booster.
Maya Rudolph has 87 billion reasons to make a fresh start after becoming the most famous cheated wife on the planet in the new AppleTV+ comedy series “Loot,” which airs June 24.
The 10-episode series is written and created by Alan Yang (“Master of None”) and Matt Hubbard (“30 Rock”), along with executive production by lead star and Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” Rudolph. .
“Loot” centers on Molly Novak (Rudolph), who discovers that her perfect husband (Adam Scott) is cheating on her. After their divorce, Molly’s life is in shambles – and no amount of yachts, private jets to St. Barths, or crying in a huge candy hall will fill her very rich but very lonely life. So Molly turns to her nonprofit empire to end up in charity and put all that divorce settlement money to good use.
Emmy “Pose” winner Michaela Jaé Rodriguez plays Sofia Salinas, the director of a charitable foundation, tasked with exploiting Molly’s fame to revamp the nonprofit. Writer and “Fire Island” star Joel Kim Booster plays Molly’s personal assistant, Nicholas, with Nat Faxon and Ron Funches also starring.
In addition to her Emmy-winning performance in “Big Mouth” and a recent appearance in her Oscar-nominated hubby Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” Rudolph has two more animated series in the works: “The Star” d ‘Amazon Prime Video. Hospital” alongside Natasha Lyonne, Kieran Culkin and Keke Palmer, and Disney+’s “Big Hero 6” spin-off “Baymax!”.
It was announced last year that Rudolph would be teaming up further with ‘The Hospital’ co-star Lyonne to adapt Irish indie horror comedy ‘Extra Ordinary’ into a half-hour comedy series for TBS. . The film centers on a couple of ghost hunters whose livelihoods are threatened when a family with supernatural powers moves into their small town.
Just don’t compare “Extra Ordinary” to the “female version of ‘Ghostbusters,’ which featured fellow “SNL” Rudolph alum Kristen Wiig.
“There’s no doubt that when you start hearing something more than once quoted as ‘female ‘hangover’,” Rudolph previously told Entertainment Weekly when reflecting on her acting career, in particular. at the 10th anniversary of ‘Bridesmaids.'” As if ‘The Hangover’ was the movie equivalent of the comedy ‘Citizen Kane’. They’re two completely different movies, guys! You’re talking about a group of women, a group of people who know their weight, know their value in comedy.
Looking ahead, Rudolph also directs the long-awaited “Enchanted” sequel “Disenchanted,” which is set 10 years after storybook princess Giselle (Amy Adams) finds her happily ever after with real-world bachelor Robert (Patrick Dempsey). James Marsden, Idina Menzel and Yvette Nicole Brown also star in the musical film.
“Loot” premieres on AppleTV+ on June 24.
Check out the trailer below.