Apple has given a straight-to-series order for an as-yet-untitled half-hour comedy series starring Maya Rudolph for Apple TV+. Rudolph will star as Molly, a woman whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billion dollars.
The new series will be created, written and executive produced by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. In addition to starring, Rudolph will executive produce through her production company, Animal Pictures, with Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens also executive producing. Dave Becky of 3 Arts will also executive produce. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will serve as the studio.
Yang and Hubbard, have also worked with Rudolph on “Forever.” Yang is known for “Parks and Recreation,” “Master of None,” and Apple TV+ show “Little America,” while Hubbard has worked on “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock.”
Maya Rudolph is just the latest of several “Saturday Night Live” stars that are working with Apple on shows. Jason Sudeikis is already starring in the hit series “Ted Lasso,” Will Ferrell will headline “The Shrink Next Door,” and last but not least, Cecily Strong and Fred Armisen are set to star in the upcoming series “Schmigadoon.”
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