Wiig will star in an upcoming half-hour comedy from Apple, produced by Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It's been reported that the actress received upward of $1.25 million per episode in Apple's untitled drama, which could've influenced her deal with HBO.
Kristen Wiig has carved out a niche for herself in the movie industry - in quirky comedies, heart-wrenching indies, and unsettling dramatic cameos. The last time we saw her on TV was on Saturday Night Live back in 2012. The latest addition is a comedy starring SNL alum Kristen Wiig and is said to be inspired by a Curtis Sittenfeld short story collection called You Think It, I'll Say It.
The company is also reviving Steven Spielberg's anthology series "Amazing Stories", with Bryan Fuller serving as showrunner. Hello Sunshine's Lauren Neustadter and Sittenfeld himself will also work as consulting producers on the project.
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Are You Sleeping: Reese Witherspoon's production company helms the adaptation of a true crime best-selling book by Kathleen Barber. Wiig also was nominated for a Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Bridesmaids, which stands as the top R-rated female comedy of all time.
She will next be seen in Richard Linklater's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette", alongside Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup. 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.