Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern are both joined the Apple TV comedy series ‘Mrs. American Pie.’
While Dern is currently attached as an executive producer she is also expected to take on a key role in the series. Wiig will take on the role of the lead character Maxine Simmons.
Based on Juliet McDaniel’s novel ‘Mr. & Mrs. American Pie,’ the 10-episode series is set in the early ‘70s and follows Maxine Simmons (Wiig) as she attempts to secure her place within the high society of Palm Beach. As she navigates the line between the haves and the have-nots, the series focuses on questions of who gets a seat at the table and what people will sacrifice to get there.
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Abe Sylvia will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Tate Taylor serves as director and executive producer with John Norris under their Wyolah Entertainment banner. Dern developed and will executive produce with Jayme Lemons under their Jaywalker Pictures banner. Katie O’Connell Marsh executive produces for Boat Rocker.
Wiig, most recently, wrote and starred in ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,’ also with Annie Mumolo.
Dern’s works as a producer include HBO series ‘Enlightened,’ which she also co-created, and David Lynch’s 2006 film ‘Inland Empire.’