Apple lands Kristen Wiig comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon

Posted January 18, 2018

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.

Apple has landed a 10-episode comedy series starring Kristen Wiig, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Colleen McGuinness ("30 Rock") created the series and will be the showrunner.

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.