Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph has signed on to star in a new Apple TV+ series from Master Of None co-creator Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock). Apple has reportedly given the currently untitled show a straight-to-series order.
All we know plot-wise is that Rudolph will star as Molly, a woman whose seemingly perfect life is drastically altered when she’s left with $87 billion after her husband leaves her, which sounds like a fun premise that should allow Rudolph to stretch her comedy muscles.
This is Rudolph’s first project with Apple, but is a reunion between her and Hubbard and Yang, as the three previously worked together on the Amazon film, Forever.
Yang and Hubbard will create, write, and executive produce the series from Universal Television along with Rudolph, who will executive produce through her production company Animal Pictures. Russian Doll‘s Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens will also executive produce.
Yang has already worked with Apple once before on the anthology series Little America. This is the latest Apple comedy show headlined by an SNL alumni, as the streamer already boasts Jason Sudeikis‘ Ted Lasso, and upcoming shows The Shrink Next Door starring Will Ferrell and Schmigadoon! with Cecily Strong.
Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels also has a musical comedy premiering in the summer.