Thursday, January 30, 2020

'Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong to Star in AppleTV+ Musical Comedy 'Schmigadoon'

AppleTV+ has today given a series order to the original musical comedy series Schmigadoon starring Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong. The first season will produce eight episodes.

The comedy 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."

Despicable Me's Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio created the comedy. They will executive produce with Strong and Lorne Michaels. Universal Television and Broadway Video will produce.

Production on the first season is expected to begin this summer when Strong's schedule opens up after the conclusion of Saturday Night Live's 45th season.