Published on January 22nd, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Apple lands new Kristen Wiig comedy (and guess who’s involved)
I’ll spare you the clickbait…Reese Witherspoon is involved.
So many Apple TV shows have surfaced in the past few months that you’ll have to forgive us for not jumping on this one earlier. The Hollywood Reporter reported last week that Apple won a bidding war for a new 10-episode scripted comedy series starring Saturday Night Live great Kristen Wiig, who will also serve as executive producer.
And, as mentioned above, the show is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, because of course it is. When Ms. Witherspoon is one day announced as Apple CEO, I want you to remember that you read it here first.
This will mark Wiig’s first return to scripted television in a starring role since 2014’s The Spoils Before Dying, pictured above, but there are some other important names attached to the project. Specifically, the show was created by Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock), who will also serve as showrunner. The project itself is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It. Amongst her numerous other writing credits and accolades are the bestselling novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible.
So, let’s recap all of the new shows we know Apple has in the works, shall we? In addition to the Kristen Wiig project, we’ve got:
- the futuristic world-building drama See,
- A docuseries called Home,
- Are You Sleeping? starring Octavia Spencer and based on Kathleen Barber’s novel by the same name,
- A TV morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston,
- a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s ’80s anthology Amazing Stories,
- and a new sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore.
For more information on the You Think It, I’ll Say It project, read the original story at hollywoodreporter.com.