Kristen Wiig is no longer set to star in an upcoming Apple comedy series due to a scheduling conflict with “Wonder Woman 1984,” reports Variety. Wiig’s exit from the series and the reason behind it were confirmed by an Apple video spokesperson.
As was announced back in January, Wiig was set to play the lead role in a 10-episode comedy show based on the “You Think It, I’ll Say It” short story collection from Curtis Sittenfeld. The show would have been Wiig’s first regular television role since leaving “Saturday Night Live” in 2012.
Wiig is instead set to play the villain Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is set to be released in November of 2019. The first of Apple’s television shows have also been rumored to be debuting in 2019, explaining the scheduling conflicts.
Curtis Sittenfeld’s book features 10 stories that “upend assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided,” according to its description on Amazon. According to Variety, Apple still wants to develop the series and the producers for the show are regrouping.
Apple has dozens of other television projects in the works at the current time, with a full list available in the original programming section of our Apple TV roundup.