Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple's Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy

Kristen Wiig to Star in Apple's Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy

In a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter, it's been revealed that season two of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning miniseries is going to be more expensive than anyone was anticipating.

Colleen McGuinness, who created the series will serve as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Witherspoon.

Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Wiig/Image from Twitter. But it was such a hit that HBO ordered a second season. A big (not big little) congratulations goes to Kravitz, Woodley, Witherspoon, and Kidman.

The stars are all making big bucks. Part of the problem has to do with Big Little Lies' status as a miniseries.

Kristen Wiig will star in a new comedy from Reese Witherspoon's production company. 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. It's been reported that the actress received upward of $1.25 million per episode in Apple's untitled drama, which could've influenced her deal with HBO.

Big Little Lies, the HBO mini-series that was originally planned as a seven-episode arch, is officially coming back for a second season - with a number of changes. 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. It's one of many original series and movies that Apple has picked up as the tech giant strikes out into the streaming service field.

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