Sunny (TV series)

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GenreDark comedy
Based onThe Dark Manual
by Colin O’Sullivan
Written byKatie Robbins
Directed byLucy Tcherniak
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Katie Robbins
  • Rashida Jones
  • Lucy Tcherniak
  • Ravi Nandan
  • Jess Lubben
  • Nancy Won
Production companiesEureka Row
Le Train Train Productions
Original release
NetworkApple TV+

Sunny is an upcoming dark comedy television series created by Katie Robbins, based on the novel The Dark Manual by Colin O'Sullivan.

The series is scheduled to premiere on July 10, 2024 on Apple TV+.[1]


A woman living in Kyoto whose husband and son vanished in a plane crash is gifted a domesticated robot from her husband's robotics company.



In February 2022, Apple TV+ announced it had given Sunny a series order. Rashida Jones is set to star in and executive produce the series, which is set to film in Japan.[2] In July, Hidetoshi Nishijima joined the cast.[3] In October, Joanna Sotomura, annie the clumsy, You, Judy Ongg, and Jun Kunimura were added to the cast.[4]

Filming for the series began in Japan in July 2022.[5]


  1. ^ Nemetz, Dave (April 18, 2024). "Rashida Jones Is Friends With a Robot in Apple TV+'s Sci-Fi Mystery Sunny — See First Photos and Get Release Date". TVLine.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 7, 2022). "Rashida Jones To Headline Dark Comedy Series Sunny Ordered By Apple TV+ From A24". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 14, 2022). "Drive My Car Star Hidetoshi Nishijima Joins Rashida Jones In Apple TV+ Series Sunny". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (October 26, 2022). "Sunny: Rashida Jones' Apple TV+ Dark Comedy Series Rounds Out Cast With Joanna Sotomura, 4 More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2022.
  5. ^ Rosser, Michael (November 18, 2022). "Spotlight on Japan". Kemps Film and TV Production Services Handbook. Retrieved December 3, 2022.

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