Kristen Wiig To Star In ‘Mrs. American Pie’ For Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has given the greenlight to another comedy series, Mrs. American Pie. The show will star Kristen Wiig and comes from The Eyes Of Tammy Faye creator Abe Sylvia. The series will consist of ten episodes and boasts Laura Dern as an executive producer.

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.’

Sylvia will serve as writer and showrunner on the series with Tate Taylor (Breaking News In Yuba County) set to direct. Dern is also reportedly eyeing a supporting role in the series, though as of right now no one other than Wiig has been cast.

Mrs. American Pie joins a number of recently announced Apple shows such as a series adaptation of Presumed Innocent, political drama Manhunt, 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.

This month will see Apple TV+ release workplace thriller series Severance, while Samuel L. Jackson miniseries The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey and WeWork drama WeCrashed are set to arrive in March.

On the big screen, Wiig was last seen in comedy Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar and holiday film A Boy Called Christmas, while she reprised her role as Vicki St. Elmo in the MacGruber series released on Peacock in December.

There’s currently no release date for Mrs. American Pie, but anything starring Wiig is worth checking out. Apple’s strategy has been to bank on big stars to help them stay afloat in the streaming wars, and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that plan is changing.


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