Kristen Wiig to lead Apple’s first comedy series
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has won a competitive bidding situation to acquire a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids). Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s forthcoming short-story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” the tech giant’s first foray into scripted half-hour comedy hails from Reese Witherspoon’s production shingle Hello Sunshine.
Here’s the book synopses from Amazon:
Throughout the ten stories in “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. In “The World Has Many Butterflies,” married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game with devastating consequences. In “Vox Clamantis in Deserto,” a shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. In “A Regular Couple,” a high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. And in “The Prairie Wife,” a suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome-lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie.With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.
The currently-untitled series was created by Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock), who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Wiig, Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter. Sittenfeld will also serve as a consulting producer.
Wiig will next be seen opposite Cate Blanchett and Judy Greer in Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
This marks the second series in-development from Witherspoon at Apple following their two-season order of a Morning show drama starring and executive produced by both Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
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