Besides being a charmer, “Loot” is also apparently a hit for the streamer. Apple TV+ renewed “Loot” this week, adding the series to an increasingly impressive lineup of returning comedies that also includes “Ted Lasso” and “Mythic Quest.” The 10-episode first season is set to run until August 12, 2022, while it’s still too early to say when the second season will debut.
Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+, celebrated the renewal in a statement:
“Thank you to Maya, Alan, Matt and the entire incredible talented cast and creative team of ‘Loot’ who created a show filled with captivating and endearing characters, and hilarious and heartwarming moments throughout every episode. This show has captured the hearts of the entire audience, and we can’t wait for season two.”
The news also comes shortly after the production team behind the series, Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens’ Animal Pictures, signed on to a first-look deal with AppleTV+. This means that we may see more projects from this very funny band on the streamer in the future. Animal Pictures is also responsible for Netflix’s hovering metaphysical hit “Russian Doll,” Rian Johnson’s upcoming mystery “Poker Face” (which will also star Lyonne), and Hulu’s recent teen rom-com “Crush.”
Premiering in June, “Loot” narrowly missed the threshold for consideration at this year’s Emmys, but it’s still in good company on a streamer that’s poised to win big at this year’s awards. Apple TV+ launched in 2019, but has already established itself as a home for award-winning content, winning the top prize at the Oscars for the movie “CODA” and earning an impressive 52 Emmy nominations this year for shows like “Ted Lasso” and “Separation.