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Apple Studios announces comedy 'Mrs. American Pie' starring Kristen Wiig

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What you need to know

  • Apple has given a series order for "Mrs. American Pie."
  • The comedy series will star Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern.

It's may be over for Jon Hamm but it's a big day for Kristen Wiig.

Today, Apple announced (opens in new tab) that it has given a series order for "Mrs. American Pie," a ten-episode comedy from Abe Sylvia that will star Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern. The series will tell the story of Maxine Simmons, a woman who tries desperately to get a seat at Palm Beach's high society.

A story about gorgeously impossible people, "Mrs. American Pie" follows Maxine Simmons' (played by Wiig) attempt to secure her seat at America's most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, "Mrs. American Pie" asks the same questions that still baffle us today: "Who gets a seat at the table?" "How do you get a seat at the table?" "What will you sacrifice to get there?" Set during the powderkeg era of the early 1970s, "Mrs. American Pie" is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance at superficial greatness.Based on a novel by Juliet McDaniel, the project was developed and will be executive produced by Academy Award winner Laura Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons, under their Jaywalker Pictures banner (Academy Award-winning animated short film "If Anything Happens I Love You" and Emmy-nominated feature documentary "The Way I See It").Hailing from Apple Studios, "Mrs. American Pie" will be written, executive produced and showrun by Abe Sylvia, and directed and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Tate Taylor ("Breaking News in Yuba County," "The Help"). Taylor and John Norris also serve as executive producers under their Wyolah Entertainment banner. Katie O'Connell Marsh executive produces for Boat Rocker.

It's currently unclear when "Mrs. American Pie" will begin production or premiere on Apple TV+. When it does, it will join the ever-expanding list of shows and movies on the streaming service.

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Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.