Apple TV+ mystery thriller Sunny stars Rashida Jones and a robot


Apple TV+ mystery thriller 'Sunny' stars Rashida Jones and a robot
Rashida Jones and her robot star in Sunny. premiering globally in July on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Sunny, a mystery thriller with a darkly comic bent, will premiere on Apple TV+ this summer. The series will star Rashida Jones and a robot.

The two will work together in an attempt to locate the woman’s missing family.

Sunny will be a mystery/thriller/dark comedy

As a computer-maker, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that Apple’s streaming video service includes plenty of sci-fi. Silo and Foundation stand out as two excellent examples. Some of the series mix sci-fi into everyday life, like Severance and The Big Door Prize.

That’s the approach that Sunny is taking. As Apple TV+ says:

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, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Though at first, Suzie resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, gradually they 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.

Emmy-nominee Rashida Jones has been part of multiple Apple TV+ projects. She’s in Silo and Sofia Coppola’s acclaimed film On the Rocks. But she’s perhaps best known for her time on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

Sunny was created by Katie Robbins (The Affair, The Last Tycoon), who’s also the showrunner, and Lucy Tcherniak (Station Eleven, The End of the F***ing World), who is also the director.

Rashida Jones and robot in 'Sunny' on Apple TV+
There’s no better place than Japan to set a TV series with a robot as a central character.
Photo: Apple TV+

On Apple TV+ this summer

The 10-episode series will premier globally on Apple’s streaming service with the first two episodes on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Apple TV+ will release new episodes every Wednesday through September 4.

Watch on Apple TV

Watching Sunny will come with a subscription to Apple TV+. The service is $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also access it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

And Apple’s streaming video service also includes much more, of course. There’s a library of drama, comedies, sci-fi, musicals, children’s shows, nature documentaries, etc.

Want more tips on what to watch on Apple TV+? Read our guide to the 15 best shows on Apple TV+.


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