Kristen Wiig to Star in Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series for Apple

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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 comedy, created by Colleen McGuiness (30 Rock), joins two other projects from Witherspoon on Apple's lineup: an untitled morning show drama starring Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston; and Octavia Spencer's thriller Are You Sleeping.

Add in that fact that Reese Witherspoon's massive Apple paycheck from her new show with Jennifer Aniston drove up the salaries for all of these actors, and HBO walked into the ideal, hyper-expensive storm.

Apple's first two original series, meanwhile, made their debuts a year ago: the reality app creation show Planet of the Apps in June and Carpool Karaoke: The Series in August, based on the popular skit from The Late Late Show with James Corden. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer.

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Wiig started on SNL in 2005 and left the cast in 2012. She has focused on movies, including "Bridesmaids", "Ghostbusters", and the recent "Downsizing" opposite Matt Damon. 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.

However, THR states that Apple does not actually own the show, as a yet-to-be-decided studio will hold that claim instead.

They also have announced an in-the-works space drama from "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer Ronald D. Moore, an "Amazing Stories" reboot with Steven Spielberg and what it calls an "epic, world-building drama" called "See" from "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight.

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