Wiig is also an executive producer on the series, alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine.
The show marks Wiig's return to TV after seven seasons as a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 2005 to 2012. The project is based on "You Think It, I'll Say It", a collection of short stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, and is joining the ranks of a number of original Apple shows now in development.
As it continues to spend heavily on original programs, Apple has picked up its first scripted comedy series. Sittenfeld will serve as a consulting producer. After leaving SNL, Wiig has seen a fruitful career including an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay for "Bridesmaids".
However, THR states that Apple does not actually own the show, as a yet-to-be-decided studio will hold that claim instead. The first is an untitled morning show drama, starring herself and Jennifer Aniston. She will also appear in a second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series "Big Little Lies," which she also executive produces. The company also has several projects in the pipeline which include a reboot of "Amazing Stories" from executive producer Steven Spielberg, Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence's "See" and an untitled space race drama by Ron Moore.
In a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter, it's been revealed that season two of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning miniseries is going to be more expensive than anyone was anticipating.