The Wiig is coming back to television, y’all! Kristen is set to star in a comedy ordered to series at Apple that boasts Reese Witherspoon (visit the fansite Glamour Reese Witherspoon!) among its executive producers, Variety has confirmed. The 10-episode, half-hour comedy is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It. It marks Wiig’s first regular television role since she left Saturday Night Live in 2012. She will also serve as an executive producer on the show.
Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) created the series and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Witherspoon will executive produce via her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter and Wiig. Sittenfeld will serve as a consulting producer. This also marks Apple’s first half-hour scripted comedy order.
How exciting to have 10 episodes of a Wiig-show to watch. Stay tuned for more on this promising project!