Kristen Wiig Roped In For Apple's Comedy Series

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple Comedy Series From Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

It marks Wiig's first regular television role since she left "Saturday Night Live" in 2012. Yes, you read that right, this is an original series being developed for Apple. Apple's step into the world of prestige TV further cements the fact that networks and streaming services will have to pay a lot more for big stars to grace the small screen. Inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short story collection YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT, the project will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine banner.

Along with co-star and producer Reese Witherspoon, Nicole make about $1 million per episode for season two of the HBO hit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Apple does not own the show.)Notably, this is the third series that Witherspoon is working on with Apple.

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.

Those credits and points are staying for season two, but it's rumoured that these two actors will also "get around $1.2 million an episode" for the show's second season.

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Carpool Karaoke: The Series: This show-length version of James Corden's Late Late Show viral bits actually premiered on August 9, 2017.

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Apple has three series in the works from Witherspoon alone, including a drama starring Jennifer Aniston about the culture of morning shows and another drama toplined by Octavia Spencer called "Are You Sleeping".

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