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Maya Rudolph signs first-look deal with Apple TV+

Loot Photo
Loot Photo (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Animal Pictures has signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+.
  • The production company is owned by Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne.
  • Rudolph is fresh off the premiere of her new comedy series "Loot" on the streaming services.

Maya Rudolph, fresh off the premiere of her new comedy series "Loot," has signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Animal Pictures, which is owned by Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, will give Apple the first shot at new film and television projects.

Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne's Animal Pictures is formalizing its relationship with Apple TV+.The streamer has signed a first-look deal with 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.

Apple Tv Loot Key Art 16

Apple Tv Loot Key Art 16 (Image credit: Apple)

Rudolph's new series "Loot" just premiered on Apple TV+ on Friday. The series follows the story of a billionaire who discovers giving back is better than hording all of that money.

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.

If you haven't seen the official trailer for the new series, you can check it out below:

The first three episodes of "Loot" are streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the series in the best quality possible, check out our review of the Apple TV 4K and our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.