Apple is bringing Kristen Wiig back to TV.
Wigg is set to star in Apple’s first TV comedy series that’s being executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. It will be the first time Wigg has starred in a TV show since she left Saturday Night Live in 2012.
Apple’s video team has been gobbling up projects in Hollywood over the last few months as it prepares to make a serious push into original content. Along with the Witherspoon-Wiig show, the company has also inked deals with Steven Spielberg and Ronald Moore. J.J. Abrams also has a project in the works that Apple is considering buying.
Kristen Wiig’s comedy show is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It.” The first season will consist of 10 half-hour episodes.
Apple has another project in the works with Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon that’s supposed to be a comedy giving a behind the scenes look of a morning TV talk show. The company also just signed a deal to create a new docuseries about extravagant homes.