Kristen Wiig drops out of Apple’s upcoming original comedy

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Kristen Wiig slayed us in Bridesmaids.
Wiig will play Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 instead.
Photo: Universal Pictures

Apple’s upcoming original comedy has lost its leading star.

Kristen Wiig has dropped out of Apple’s adaptation of You Think It, I’ll Say It due to scheduling conflicts with Wonder Woman 1984, according to a new report. Sources claim Apple is still planning to go ahead with the series.

Wiig was confirmed as the star of Apple’s new show, which is inspired by Curtis Sittenfield’s short story collection, back in January. It would have been her first TV role since she left Saturday Night Live in 2012.

But not anymore, according to Variety.

Wiig departs You Think It, I’ll Say It

Wiig has dropped out of the show due to scheduling conflicts with Wonder Woman 1984, in which she plays the villain Cheetah.

Sources say that Apple is still eager to develop the series, which will feature 10 episodes, and that producers are now “regrouping.”

Wiig has focused on feature files since leaving Saturday Night Live. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role in 2011’s Bridesmaids, and rejoined Melissa McMarthy for the Ghostbusters reboot in 2016.

Wiig is expected to remain executive producer for You Think It, I’ll Say It, alongside series creator Colleen McGuinness, Reese Witherspoon, and Lauren Neustadter.