Kristen Wiig to Lead New Reese Witherspoon Comedy Series for Apple

Half-hour show inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It”

Last Updated: June 19, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

Reese Witherspoon has another series headed to Apple and this one boasts Kristen Wiig as its lead, a source close to production told TheWrap.

Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine-produced project is Apple’s first half-hour scripted comedy. Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” the show has received a 10-episode order by the tech company.

The untitled show marks Wiig’s first regular TV series role since she exited “Saturday Night Live” in 2012.

Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will executive produce for Hello Sunshine, with Wiig also receiving an EP credits on the series. Colleen McGuinness created the show and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Sittenfeld will act as consulting producer.

This marks the third project Apple has ordered from Hello Sunshine, including Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s morning show drama and Octavia Spencer’s “Are You Sleeping,” which is co-produced by Chernin Entertainment.

Those series join the tech company’s lineup of originals, including Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” Ron Moore’s space drama, the drama “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, and the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver.

Sean Burch contributed to this story.


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