Global icon Ricky Martin will star in the Apple TV+ comedy series Mrs. American Pie, reported by Deadline. The news comes while the Grammy winner and Emmy nominee is in Cannes, preparing to perform alongside Christina Aguilera at the American Foundation for Aids Research gala later this week.Martin will play Robert, the male lead in Mrs. American Pie, and joins Kristen Wiig, Alison Janney, and Laura Dern on the cast list for the series, which is executive produced by Dern.
Martin is well known for his song Livin’ La Vida Loca, but he is now said to desire to branch out into more serious acting. That will entail starring in the Apple TV+ show Mrs. American Pie, which is based on Juliet McDaniel’s novel. Wiig will also star in the 10-episode comedy as Maxine Summons, a woman attempting to take Palm Beach high society by storm.
Mrs. American Pie’s release date has yet to be announced, but we do know that you’ll need to be an Apple TV+ subscriber to view it. At $4.99 a month, the streaming service is among the best value in the industry, and it is significantly less expensive than competitors like as Netflix and Disney+, both of whom have recently raised their costs.
Martin, who was most recently seen as Antonio D’Amico in Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed FX drama The Assassination of Gianni Versace, part of the American Crime tale anthology, is stepping into a major lead role. As his acting career progresses, he is said to be looking for meatier roles, and Mrs. American Pie is a wonderful fit.The 10-parter is a period comedy based on Juliet McDaniel’s novel.
Mrs. American Pie, directed by Taylor and written by Sylvia, is set during the early 1970s powderkeg era and follows Maxine Simmons (Wiig) as she attempts to secure a seat at America’s most elite table: Palm Beach high society. Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons created the series under their Jaywalker Pictures label. Katie O’Connell Marsh executive produces for Boat Rocker, and the novel was optioned through a first-look contract.
Sylvia will executive produce and showrun the series in addition to scripting it. Through their Wyolah Entertainment name, Taylor will direct and executive produce alongside his producing partner John Norris. Produced by Apple Studios. Janney just finished filming Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi epic True Love, in which she co-starred with John David Washington and Gemma Chan.