Maya Rudolph, the Emmy Award winning American actor, will be headlining a straight-to-series half-hour comedy series, Apple TV+ on Thursday announced in a press release. The untitled show is created by Peabody and Emmy Award-winner Alan Yang, and Emmy Award-winner Matt Hubbard.
Rudolph will star as Molly, a woman whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but $87 billion. This will be her first series with Apple TV+.
Previously Rudolph has appeared in Amazon Prime Video for the series Forever and on Netflix for the series Big Mouth. She will soon be returning to Saturday Night Live as a host on March 27. She has been playing USA Vice President, Kamala Harris, on the show since 2020.
The new Apple TV+ series will be created, written and executive produced by Yang and Hubbard. Rudolph will also be the series’ executive producer 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.
The project marks the second collaboration between Apple TV+ and Yang following the premiere of the three-time Independent Spirit Award and NAACP Image Award-nominated anthology series Little America.
This is Apple TV+’s step forward towards bringing more comedy content on the platform. The streaming platform’s comedy series includes the recently renewed Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated Central Park, Peabody Award winner Dickinson, the soon-to-premiere second season of Mythic Quest, and Schmigadoon!, a new musical comedy series from executive producer Lorne Michaels that will premiere this summer.
Rudolph was seen in The Good Place, Netflix’s Wine Country and Hubie Halloween. She has also done voice work on Fox’s Bless the Harts, Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series, and Netflix’s movie The Willoughbys.