Apple TV+ adds Amber Chardae Robinson to burgeoning Mrs. American Pie cast

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has signed a new cast member for the upcoming comedy Mrs. American Pie.
  • Amber Chardae Robinson will play the role of Virginia, according to reports.
  • Mrs. American Pie will also star Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern.

Apple TV+ announced its new comedy, Mrs. American Pie, in February but it's still filling out its cast, with the streamer now reported to have added Amber Chardae Robinson to the mix.

Set to star with Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern among a growing list of big names, Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern will reportedly play " "Virginia," a feminist and business partner to Linda." Linda will be played by Dern, for those following along at home.

Here's how Apple TV+ described the comedy earlier this year:

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.

The show itself is based on a novel by Juliet McDaniel and will be executive produced by Darn and per producing partner Jayme Lemons. Robinson is best known for roles in Stuber, Judas, and the Black Messiah.

Apple hasn't yet said when we can expect the new comedy to land on our television screens, but we do know that an Apple TV+ subscription will be required in order to watch it. Those who already pay for services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music should definitely also consider the Apple One subscription bundle — a great way to get Apple's services while saving some money to boot.

If you want to enjoy Mrs. American Pie in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.