February 7, 2022
Apple TV+ has ordered the 10-episode comedy “Mrs. American Pie” starring Kristen Wiig (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Bridesmaids).
Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies,” Marriage Story), who is executive producing, is also eyeing a key role, according to the Apple TV+ release.
From creator Abe Sylvia (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Dead to Me), “Mrs. American Pie,” set in the early 1970s, follows Maxine Simmons (Wiig) as she attempts to secure her seat at America’s most exclusive table, Palm Beach high society, crossing the line between the haves and the have-nots.
Based on a novel by Juliet McDaniel, the project was developed and executive produced by Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons, under their Jaywalker Pictures banner.
Hailing from Apple Studios, “Mrs. American Pie” will be written, executive produced and showrun by Abe Sylvia, and directed and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Tate Taylor (Breaking News in Yuba County, The Help). Taylor and John Norris also serve as executive producers under their Wyolah Entertainment banner. Katie O’Connell Marsh executive produces for Boat Rocker.