Apple is jumping into the arena of screenwriting comedy. "Bridesmaids" and "" star Kristen Wiig will star in a half-hour comedy by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine.
The show has no title yet, but is based on the short and long collection of the author Curtis Sittenfeld, "You think, I'll tell," which will be released in April. It will be the first time that Wiig returns to serial television since its season on "Saturday Night Live" from 2005 to 2012.
It is one of the three projects that Apple has commissioned the Witherspoon company, joining the podcast drama of the real crime "Are You asleep?" and a still-unnamed behind-the-scenes drama about nightly television shows, starring Witherspoon and "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston.
It is still unclear how viewers will see Apple shows, though rumors of an eventual subscription In October, Apple announced that it had made a deal with famed director Steven Spielberg toAnd the company also plans a space drama from executive producer "Battlestar Galactica" Ronald D. Moore, a drama dubbed "See" by the creator of "Peaky Blinders" Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence and the docuseries "Home" on extraordinary houses and its builders.
Colleen McGuinness, who was a producer on "30 Rock," will serve as a creator and showrunner, with Witherspoon and Sittenfeld among the producers.