Allison Janney is joining Kristen Wiig in the previously announced series Mrs. American Pie, which is in the works at Apple TV+.
Abe Sylvia (The Eyes Of Tammy Faye) has created the show, and Laura Dern is serving as an executive producer. Tate Taylor, who directed Breaking News In Yuba County, which also starred Janney, will direct all episodes.
Based on Juliet McDaniel‘s 2018 novel Mr. & Mrs. American Pie, the series will follow Maxine Simmons as she attempts to enter the world of 1970s high-society life at the Palm Beach country club. But to reach this higher social standing, she will need to come to terms with what she is willing to do and what she is willing to sacrifice to achieve her goal of ‘superficial greatness.’
Janney will play Evelyn, who stands in Maxine’s way as she struggles to be accepted by the well-to-do women. A revered Palm Beach resident, Evelyn is no stranger to the world of opulence and riches that Maxine so wishes she could join.
Mrs. American Pie is just one of a number of intriguing upcoming Apple shows, which also include a series adaptation of Presumed Innocent, a new version of horror drama The Changeling, and adaptations of books Dear Edward, The Last Thing He Told Me, and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
Wiig, Janney, and possibly Dern (who has also been rumoured for an on-screen role) would be quite a trifecta, and should absolutely make Mrs. American Pie worth checking out. Janney will next be seen starring in Anna Forester‘s thriller Lou, comedy The People We Hate At The Wedding, and Gareth Edwards‘ sci-fi epic True Love.