Maya Rudolph stars in the new Apple TV+ comedy series “Loot,” about a billionaire entering a new chapter in her life after a painful divorce. And, for the most part, it’s a slick and entertaining ride. Premiering June 24, the series, created by Matt Hubbard (“30 Rock”) and Alan Yang (“Master of None”), revolves around Molly Novak (Rudolph), who’s celebrating her 45th birthday with her husband John (Adam Scott) — who throws her a lavish party and gifts her a new yacht with multiple pools (she suggests using the smallest pool for her dogs, Mary Kate and Ashley). When Molly discovers that John...
Apple has struck a multi-year first-look deal with Animal Pictures, the production company run by Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. The announcement of the deal comes after the premiere of “Loot,” the Apple comedy series in which Rudolph stars and executive produces. Under the terms of the deal, Apple will now have a first-look at all series and digital features developed and produced by Animal Pictures.
This week, check out comedy series "Loot" with Maya Rudolph, Austin Butler convincingly portrays the King in Baz Lurhmann's "Elvis," and Olivia Goncalves takes on coming of age as a teen immigrant in 1980s Miami in "Gordita Chronicles."
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Loot’ On Apple TV+, Where Maya Rudolph Is A Billionaire Divorcee Who Joins The Foundation She Didn’t Know She Had
Whenever we see a show that has Maya Rudolph as its star, we become hopeful that it will take advantage of all she has to offer as a comedic, musical and acting talent. Usually, we’re disappointed, especially if the show itself is pleasant enough but could be so much better. That’s the case with Rudolph’s new series for Apple; it’s fine, but is it good? LOOT: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: A speedboat motors its way through ocean waters. The Gist: Tech billionaire John Novak (Adam Scott) and his wife of 20 years, Molly (Maya Rudolph) are on their way to...
Watch: Maya Rudolph & MJ Rodriguez on Loot Characters' Deeper Meaning. Maya Rudolph wants you to take her Loot character seriously—if only for a second. Although the Apple TV+ series is a workplace comedy, it's rooted in a story that most people could relate to. The show follows Molly Novak (Maya), a woman who inherits billions after her tech CEO husband, played by Adam Scott, cheats on her with a woman half her age. And frankly, there's nothing funny about that.
The last time Maya Rudolph headlined a TV show—the surreal, bittersweet, underrated Forever—its premise was kept tightly under wraps. Four years later, we can dispense with the spoiler warnings: Forever starred Rudolph and Fred Armisen as a married couple whose stale routine persists into the afterlife. In 2018, the SNL actors alone were relied on to sell the series in the absence of any indications of what Forever would be like or about.
"Loot" sounds like a one-note joke on paper -- ha ha, an Apple TV+ comedy loosely inspired by the Bezos' family drama -- that doesn't gain much depth during the first episode. Stick with it, though, and this showcase for Maya Rudolph as a billionaire minted through divorce becomes a sweet if fairly conventional romantic comedy with a few welcome surprises.