Apple's first comedy series to star Kristen Wiig


Apple's first comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

Apple has now landed its fifth scripted TV series and its third produced by Reese Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 10-episode, half-hour comedy is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short story collection "You Think It, I'll Say It".

For Wiig, Apple's show marks her return to the screen after departing NBC's Saturday Night Live, where she was a regular cast member for seven seasons. Also on board as showrunner is Colleen McGuinness, whose producing credits include 30 Rock, Friends From College, and About A Boy. She and Jennifer Aniston will also star in a now untitled morning show drama for the streamer, and she will executive produce "Are You Sleeping", co-produced by Chernin Entertainment with Octavia Spencer attached to star. She will also serve as an executive producer on the show. Don't forget Octavia Spencer's Are You Sleeping, based on the novel of the same name that spotlights the dangers of true crime obsession.

With so much original content in the works, many are wondering if Apple is about to announce their own streaming platform.

It's not yet clear how viewers will be able to watch the Apple shows, though rumors of an eventual subscription streaming service abound.