Kristen Wiig comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon is picked by Apple

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The actress and Saturday Night Live legend has signed on for a 10-episode series - Apple's first half-hour comedy - as both star and executive producer.

The project marks Apple's third series with Witherspoon and joins the now untitled morning show drama in which she stars alongside Jennifer Aniston and Octavia Spencer entry Are You Sleeping. She will also serve as an executive producer on the show. Still untitled, the show is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's collection of short stories, You Think It, I'll Say It, due April 24, and will be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. Sittenfeld is on board as a consulting producer. This is the third project from Hello Sunshine that Apple has now picked up to aid in its streaming TV ambitions.

Wiig has embarked on a successful film career since leaving "SNL", including starring in, co-producing, and co-writing the box office hit comedy "Bridesmaids", for which she earned an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. Her recent movie credits include The Skeleton Twins (2014), Ghostbusters (2016) and Downsizing (2017). This also marks Apple's first half-hour scripted comedy order.

Apple also recently greenlit a documentary series about extraordinary homes, a revival of "Amazing Stories" exec produced by Steven Spielberg and a new space drama from "Battlestar Galactica's" creator, Ronald D. Moore, called "See".

The Hollywood Reporter first broke this news.

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