Apple TV+ Studios has given green light to a new comedy series “Mrs. American Pie,” a comedy series created by Abe Sylvia from “Dead to Me” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and directed by Tate Taylor. The new ten-episode series will star Kristen Wiig with Laura Dern who is eyeing a key role.
Apple Studios has also acquired another comedy-drama series “Sunny” produced by A24 and written by Katie Robbins. The new series will star Rashida Jones, an Emmy Award nominee who is known for her work in popular shows like “On the Rocks,” “blackAF,” and “Quincy”. Jones will also be the executive producer of the upcoming series.
Apple TV+ new comedy series “Mrs. American Pie” will showcase a woman’s desperate struggle to join high society
Based on a novel by Juliet McDaniel, the new “Mrs. American Pie” series follows the struggle of Maxine Simmons, played by Kristen Wiig, who aims to mean a seat at the table of Palm Beach’s high society. Along her journey, Simmons’ is overwhelmed with questions like what does it mean to be part of that society and what must she sacrifice to achieve it.
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.
Developer of the series, Laura Dern will executive produce the show, along with 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”). Sylvie, Taylor, John Norris, and Katie O’Connell Marsh will also be executive produces of the new show.
Apple TV+ says that the new comedy series will join the growing library of its original series.
“Mrs. American Pie” joins an expanding lineup of highly anticipated Apple Original series that will be developed and produced by Apple Studios, including “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” a new limited series based on the moving novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley, and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dominique Fishback; “Masters of the Air,” from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; “Surface,” a new psychological thriller from Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw; “High Desert,” a comedy series starring Patricia Arquette, who will also executive produce alongside director Ben Stiller; and “City on Fire” a new drama inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name, and written and executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.