Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig


Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

You'll soon be seeing more of Kristen Wiig on the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has acquired a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE alum Krisen Wiig.

The "Saturday Night Live" alum will star in the tech giant's half-hour comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon. She also appeared in a few episodes on the Fox show The Last Man on Earth past year. Colleen McGuinness, a veteran of shows such as 30 Rock, created the series based on Curtis Sittenfeld's short story collection You Think It, I'll Say It. Witherspoon will executive produce via her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. The actress was Emmy nominated three times for her work on SNL, and was Oscar nominated for co-writing "Bridesmaids", a film she also starred in. This is the third project from Hello Sunshine that Apple has now picked up to aid in its streaming TV ambitions.

Apple's first comedy series pickup joins a slew of high profile drama projects, including Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller's Amazing Stories, Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's morning show drama, Octavia Spencer's Are You Sleeping, Ron Moore's space drama, sci-fi drama See from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence and docuseries Home from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver. More recently, she's appeared in films including "Ghostbusters", "Downsizing", and Netflix's "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later".