Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne sign first0look deal with Apple TV+

Maya Rudolph, whose “Loot” debuted last week on Apple TV+, has signed a first-look deal at the streaming service along with Natasha Lyonne, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Apple made the deal with the actors’ Animal Pictures, led by president Danielle Renfew Behrens. Under the multi-year deal, Apple will get the opening shot at series and digital feature projects developed at the company, per The Hollywood Reporter.

About ‘Loot’

In “Loot,” billionaire Molly Novak (Rudolph) has a dream life, complete with private jets, a sprawling mansion and a gigayacht — anything her heart desires. But when her husband of 20 years betrays her, she spirals publicly, becoming fuel for tabloid fodder. She’s reaching rock bottom when she learns, to her surprise, 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.

“Loot” is created, written and executive produced by Yang and Hubbard. Rudolph executive produces, along with Natasha Lyonne and Behrens, through their Animal Pictures banner. Dave Becky of 3 Arts also serves as executive producer. “Loot” is produced for Apple by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

About Maya Rudolph

Rudolph is an American actress, comedian and singer. In 2000, she became a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” then played supporting roles in a variety of films. 

She appeared in the NBC fantasy comedy series “The Good Place” (2018–2020), for which she received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. For her portrayal of United States senator and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on “Saturday Night Live,” she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

About Natasha Lyonne

Lyonne an American actress and producer. She is known for playing Nicky Nichols on the Netflix comedy-drama series “Orange Is the New Black” (2013–2019), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress, and for her portrayal of Nadia Vulvokov on the Netflix series “Russian Doll,” which she also co-created, executive produces, wrote, and directeds. For the latter, Lyonne has received nominations for three Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

About Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. 

For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free. For more information, visit and see the full list of supported devices

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.