Joel Kim Booster, Maya Rudolph and Ron Funches in “Loot,” premiering globally June 24, 2022 on Apple TV+.

Maya Rudolph’s Divorced Billionaire Gets Charitable in Apple TV+ Series ‘Loot’

Maya Rudolph is back, baby! The comedy icon from SNL and Bridesmaids is taking a break from being the funniest part of other people’s projects to headline a new comedy series of her own at Apple TV+. Loot sees Rudolph starring as Molly Novak, a glamourous billionaire’s wife who discovers that her husband John (Adam Scott) of 20 years is leaving her for a younger woman. Fresh off of an $87 billion divorce settlement, Molly is seeking new purpose in her life, which she finds in the charity foundation she barely remembers creating. There, she encounters the foundation’s no-nonsense director played by Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Pose) and co-workers Nat Faxon (Our Flag Means Death) and Ron Funches (Harley Quinn). The series also stars Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island) as Molly’s beleaguered assistant.

Recommended Videos

Loot comes from Emmy winners Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock, Superstore). We can expect rapid-fire jokes and strong performances from some of our favorite comedians and actors. And more Michaela Jaé Rodriguez on our screens is always a good thing. The premise offers plenty of comedy as Rudolph’s Molly becomes humbled by the folks running her charity, and there’s plenty of room for character growth and evolution.

And the biggest draw, as always, is Rudolph herself. It’s been a minute since Rudolph has starred in a series, and she’s kept busy doing voice work on shows like Big Mouth and Human Resources as Connie the Hormone Monstress. It’s exciting to see Rudolph take the reins on a show that centers on her prodigious talents.

Loot premieres on June 24 with its first three episodes on Apple TV+. The remaining seven episodes will premiere weekly every Friday.

(featured image: Apple TV+)

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Characters Don’t Have To Be Bastions of Morality To Be Interesting!
Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, played by Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke, in their confrontation in season 1 of House of the Dragon. Max
Read Article ‘House of the Dragon’ Characters Ranked by the Only Thing They Love: Being the Worst
Ser Criston Cole stands in his armor in "House of the Dragon"
Read Article I Have To Say It: This Is My Biggest ‘Bridgerton’ Pet Peeve
Eloise Bridgerton very calmly urging her sister Daphne to get a move on in the first season of Bridgerton.
Read Article ‘X-Men ’97’ Directors Answer Some Important Questions…Like Do the X-Men Wear Wigs
The X-Men stand together in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article I Need Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 To Give Us More of One Thing Teased in Part 1
Kate and Anthony as married Viscount and Viscountess in the third season of Bridgerton
Related Content
Read Article Characters Don’t Have To Be Bastions of Morality To Be Interesting!
Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, played by Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke, in their confrontation in season 1 of House of the Dragon. Max
Read Article ‘House of the Dragon’ Characters Ranked by the Only Thing They Love: Being the Worst
Ser Criston Cole stands in his armor in "House of the Dragon"
Read Article I Have To Say It: This Is My Biggest ‘Bridgerton’ Pet Peeve
Eloise Bridgerton very calmly urging her sister Daphne to get a move on in the first season of Bridgerton.
Read Article ‘X-Men ’97’ Directors Answer Some Important Questions…Like Do the X-Men Wear Wigs
The X-Men stand together in 'X-Men '97'.
Read Article I Need Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 To Give Us More of One Thing Teased in Part 1
Kate and Anthony as married Viscount and Viscountess in the third season of Bridgerton
Author
Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.