Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon

Delia Walker
January 19, 2018

On top of their hefty increases, the stars are also said to be receiving points of the show's back end as well as executive producing fees.

Kristen Wiig will star in a new comedy from Reese Witherspoon's production company.

Having guested in a half-dozen episodes of The Last Man on Earth, she's continuing her return to TV after a seven-episode stint on Arrested Development courtesy of Reese Witherspoon and Apple, Inc. The creator is Colleen McGuinness, who wrote for 30 Rock in 2011 and was a supervising producer on About a Boy.

Details about the project are scant at the moment, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has landed a ten-episode order after enduring a market described as "a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding".

Almost 6 years after signing off from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is returning to TV!

Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Wiig/Image from Twitter. During her run, she received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, playing such memorable characters as the Target Lady, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese, the irritating one-upper Penelope, Nancy Pelosi and Suze Orman. Wiig is scheduled to appear in Richard Linklater's film Where'd You Go, Bernadette, alongside Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup.

Then there's another comedy drama, this time a behind-the-scenes look at a morning TV show, made in collaboration with Friends star and Cake lead (and executive producer) Jennifer Aniston-meaning that Hello Sunshine is responsible for almost half of the 7 upcoming projects that Apple has now announced.

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