In January, it was announced that the technology giant was in final negotiations for a series order for a musical comedy project for the Apple TV + streaming service that was to play Saturday Night Live‘s Strong, from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, Despicable Me the duo Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and Universal TV.
Strong is an American actress and comedian who has starred in Saturday Night Live since 201
Written by Paul and Daurio, the currently untitled comedy series follows a couple on a backpacking trip designed to strengthen their lives when they discover the magical city of Schmigadoon, where everyone acts as if they are in a studio musical from the 1940s. . They then discover that they can not leave until they find “true love.”
Michaels must produce. Paul will act as showrunner. Strong will produce in addition to star, and Daurio will act as a consulting producer. The series comes 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 city. Armisen, another “Saturday Night Live” alum, joins Pastor Layton, the gentle religious leader of the city. Chenoweth will play Mildred Layton, Pastor Layton’s morally superior wife who is in everyone’s business.
Also starring in 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).