Kristen Wiig can be returning to TV!
The 44-year-old actress will produce as well as star in a half-hour comedy series picked up by Apple, ET confirms. The show marks Wiig’s return to television after leaving Saturday Night Live in 2012. Wiig earned three Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy nominations for her work on the show.
Wiig’s brand-new series, inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection, You Think the item, I’ll Say the item, can be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon as well as Lauren Neustadter will executive produce, alongside Wiig as well as creator as well as showrunner Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock). Sittenfeld will serve as consulting producer.
This kind of can be the third project Apple has ordered coming from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, including the Witherspoon as well as Jennifer Aniston-starring drama about a morning show which received a two-season pickup in November, as well as the Octavia Spencer-starring Are You Sleeping.
Witherspoon took to Instagram to celebrate the news on Wednesday, writing, “Total dream come true 💫 to be working with Kristen Wiig on a comedy for @Apple. Based on an awesome book by #CurtisSittenfeld, written by #ColleenMcGuinness… as well as there might be a special guest appearance by someone you know 🙋🏼 because #FOMO can be real! @HelloSunshine (📷: @maryellenmatthewsnyc).”
See more on Witherspoon’s some other projects inside video below.