By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — Apple TV+ continues making inroads in both series television and sports broadcasts. Their latest move was made last week with one of their newest comedies. They renewed the com edy series “Loot” starring Maya Rudolph and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez for season two. So far, five episodes of the ten-episode first season have already aired.
The workplace comedy is also executive produced by Rudolph and is from Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. The announcement was mast just as Apple TV+ set a multi-year, first-look deal with Animal Pictures, the production company run from Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
“Thanks to Maya, Alan, Matt, and the entire incredibly talented Loot cast and creative team who have created a show filled with captivating and endearing characters, and hilarious and heartwarming moments throughout each episode,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “This show has captured the hearts of global audiences, and we can’t wait for season two.”
The series also stars Joel Kim Booster, Nat Faxon, Ron Funches and Stephanie Styles.
The show’s plot revolves around changes in the life of Molly Novak (Rudolph). After two decades of what she thought was a dream life, she’s betrayed by her husband. After their split, she learns that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press. With her devoted assistant Nicholas (Kim Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard (Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself.
The show is produced by Apple by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.