Kristen Wiig Exits Apple Comedy Series You Think It, I’ll Say ItPhoto by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty TV News Kristen Wiig
The tech giant announced that Wiig would star in the Reese Witherspoon-produced adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection of the same name in January. The comedy would have been Wiig’s first regular return to television since her tenure on Saturday Night Live from 2005-2012.
Wiig exited the project due to conflicts with her shooting schedule for her role as villainess Cheetah in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. The Wonder Woman sequel is scheduled to be released on Nov. 1, 2019.
At last count, Apple has spent an estimated $1 billion throughout 2018 developing some 13 television series as the company preps to enter the streaming market. Most recently, Apple announced a partnership with Oprah Winfrey to “create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.”
Other new content includes a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, a true-crime-themed drama titled Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, an anthology series called Little America about immigrants written and produced by The Big Sick husband-and-wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and many other projects. At this time, no official release dates have been announced for Apple’s streaming content.
You Think It, I’ll Say It is currently on the back-burner while Apple and producers weigh their options, including recasting Wiig’s starring role. Apple is said to be “high on the series,” so don’t be surprised if the show moves forward with a new leading lady.