According to an exclusive report by Variety, Kristen Wiig will star in the upcoming Reese Witherspoon-produced comedy series for Apple, marking the Hollywood star’s first regular TV role since she left “Saturday Night Live” in 2012. Wiig will also serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode, half-hour comedy, which is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It”.
The report says that the series, which also marks Apple’s first half-hour scripted comedy order, has been created by Colleen McGuinness, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Witherspoon will executive produce via her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter, and Wiig. Sittenfeld will serve as a consulting producer.
Since exiting SNL, Wiig has focused on features including Bridesmaids, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the original screenplay, Downsizing, mother! and Ghostbusters, among others.
This marks the third project Witherspoon has set up at Apple. She and Jennifer Aniston will star in a currently untitled morning show drama for Apple, and will also appear in a second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Big Little Lies” which she also executive produces.