Funny lady Bonnie Hunt is back behind the camera with a charming new series for the family to enjoy.
Amber Brown, written and directed by Bonnie Hunt and is an unfiltered look at a girl finding her voice through art and music in the wake of her parents’ divorce.
Based on the best-selling book series by Paula Danziger, with over 10 million copies in print, Amber Brown is an unfiltered look at a girl finding her voice through art and music while coping with her parents’ impending divorce.
Written and directed by Bonnie Hunt (“Life with Bonnie,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show”), the series stars Carsyn Rose (“The Rookie,” “Cousins for Life”), Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Cruel Summer”) with an ensemble cast including Darin Brooks (“Blue Mountain State,” “The Croods: Family Tree”) as Max, and newcomer Liliana Inouye (“The Slows”) as Brandi Colwin.
The Amber Brown books have been published in 53 countries and is enjoyed by children for it’s humor, honesty and relatability. Danziger wrote nine books in the series prior to her death in 2004. Then in 2012, Danziger’s friends and fellow authors Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy revived the series and have since written three more entries.
Hunt has created multiple TV shows in the past, namely “The Building,” “Bonnie,” and “Life With Bonnie,” all of which saw her play the lead role. As an actress, she recently appeared in the Showtime limited series “Escape at Dannemora,” while her past credits include the “Cars” and “Monsters Inc.” franchises, the original “Jumanji,” and two of the “Toy Story”
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke to Bonnie Hunt about the genesis of getting this series off the ground and how she related to Amber Brown herself.
Amber Brown is now streaming on Apple TV +