Apple's first comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

18 January, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • The untitled 10-episode series is the tech giant's first half-hour comedy

Zoƫ Kravitz and Shailene Woodley will also get "sizeable" raises.

Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Wiig/Image from Twitter.

Wiig is also an executive producer on the series, alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine. But it was such a hit that HBO ordered a second season.

Nicole Kidman is going gritty for her new film, Destroyer. Suspiciously missing from this dollar-filled announcement is Laura Dern, but hopefully her shocking paycheck story is coming.

So why is this new season so expensive?

The Big Little Lies beauty was almost unrecognizable, sporting mousy brown hair and a leather jacket while filming several high-octane scenes. The sources also told THR that because of Witherspoon's Apple deal, the per episode pay for Witherspoon and Kidman for season two is about a million dollars, almost tripling their season one pay.

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". According to a report in The Verge, the show, which has no title as of yet, will be available on Apple.

"It's not a shock to anybody that having a second season of an ongoing series is easier to have with those deals in place", HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in the THR article. Apple has been busy putting together a lineup of shows but it's still unclear when or how they will launched. And it's spending a lot of that money on A-list stars.

This story originally appeared in Decider and is republished here with permission.

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