Kristen Wiig to Lead Apple’s First Comedy Series


Kristen Wiig to Lead Apple's First Comedy Series

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.

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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.

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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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