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First Look at Mystery Thriller Sunny, Starring Rashida Jones

Today, Apple TV+ announced that Sunny, its 10-episode mystery thriller with a darkly comic bent, is set to premiere globally with the first two episodes on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through September 4.

Created by Katie Robbins (The Affair, The Last Tycoon), who also serves as showrunner, and executive producer and director Lucy Tcherniak (Station Eleven, The End of the F***ing World), Sunny stars Emmy Award nominee multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones (On the Rocks, The Other Black Girl, Quincy).

First Look at Mystery Thriller Sunny, Starring Rashida Jones

Jones also serves as executive producer, along with stars Hidetoshi Nishijima, Joanna Sotomura, Judy Ongg, You, Annie the Clumsy, and Jun Kunimura.

Sunny stars Jones 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, which is one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company.

Though Suzie initially resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, they gradually develop an unexpected friendship. Together, they uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family and become dangerously enmeshed in a world Suzie never knew existed.

Produced for Apple TV+ by A24, Sunny is written and executive produced by Robbins through her shingle Babka Pictures. A24 and Jones also serve as executive producers.

The series is based on the book The Dark Manual by Japan-based award-winning Irish writer Colin O’Sullivan.

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