Kristen Wiig is getting ready to star in a period comedy about tough people in Palm Beach, shot for Apple. Platform, Juliet McDaniel’s Mrs.
1970s Comedy Comes From Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern
He turns American Pie into a 10-episode version produced by Laura Dern. Dern may also play a “key role” in the series and is producing with producers Abe Sylvia and Tate Taylor.
Wiig will play Maxine Simmons, who is trying to secure her place in Palm Beach society, which includes America’s so-called most elite people. As Maxine tries to cross the fine line between rich and poor, Mrs. American Pie asks these questions: Who is sitting at the table? How to sit at the table? And what will you sacrifice to get there?
The series was developed by Dern and his producing partner, Jayme Lemons, through the company Jaywalker Pictures. Sylvia, who is also behind Jessica Chastain’s upcoming George & Tammy series, will write, executive, and direct the series.
Breaking News in Yuba County director Taylor will executive produce with his producing partner John Norris through Wyolah Entertainment.
Apple Studios is producing the series. The project marks Wiig’s first series for Apple; the former Saturday Night Live star was due to star in an adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It, which was serially ordered from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine in 2018 but pulled due to timing, but it didn’t materialize.