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Apple TV+ adds 10 more to the cast of its unnamed musical comedy series

Apple has filled out the cast for its upcoming musical comedy series starring and produced by Cecily Strong (pictured), according to Variety. Keegan-Michael Key,  Fred Armisen, and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as seven others, have been added to the cast. 

In January, it was announced that the tech giant was in final negotiations on a series order for a musical comedy project for its Apple TV+ streaming service that would star Saturday Night Live‘s Strong, from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, Despicable Me duo Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and Universal TV.

Strong is an American actress and comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2012. Other roles include the film Ghostbusters and voice work on The Awesomes.

Written by Paul and Daurio, the as-yet untitled comedy series follows a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

Michaels will executive produce. Paul will serve as showrunner. Strong will produce in addition to star, and Daurio will serve as consulting producer. The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television.

According to Variety, Key will play as Josh, Melissa’s (Strong) long term, pragmatic partner, and the last person who wants to be stuck in this magical town. Armisen, another “Saturday Night Live” alum, joins as Reverend Layton, the mild-mannered religious leader of the town. Chenoweth will play Mildred Layton, Reverend Layton’s morally superior wife who is in everybody’s business. 

Also joining the cast are Alan Cumming (as Mayor Menlove), Aaron Tveit (as Danny Bailey), Dove Cameron (as Betsy), Ariana DeBose (as Emma Tate), Jaime Camil (as Doc Lopez), Jane Krakowski (as The Countess), and finally Ann Harada (as Florence Menlove).

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.