Y&R's Jason Canela joins Carol Burnett, Ricky Martin, more in Apple's Mrs. American Pie

Posted Monday, August 08, 2022 1:19:50 PM
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Several soap stars have signed on to the upcoming Apple TV+ series Mrs. American Pie, a 1970s comedy that explores Palm Beach high society.

Apple TV+ is forging ahead with the casting of its comedy series, Mrs. American Pie, and the names attached will make soap opera fans break into a boogie.

Set during the powder keg era of the early 1970s, the project follows Maxine Simmons and her attempt to secure her seat at America's most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, the series asks the same questions that baffle us today: Who gets a seat at the table, how do you get a seat at the table, and what will you sacrifice to get there?

Mrs. American Pie will star Kristen Wiig as Maxine, alongside All My Children alum Carol Burnett (ex-Verla Grubbs) and General Hospital alum Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel Morez), as well as Laura Dern, Amber Chardae Robinson, Allison Janney, and Leslie Bibb.

The ten-episode series has also announced its recurring cast, which will consist of The Young and the Restless alum Jason Canela (ex-Arturo Rosales) in the role of Palm Beach tennis pro Eddie, and Passions alum Julia Duffy (ex-Mother Superior) in the role of old-money high society member Mary Jones Davidsoul, alongside Jordan Bridges, Kaia Gerber, Mindy Cohn, and Claudia Ferri.

"So grateful to @appletvplus @tatetaylor51 @abesylviamightyreal @jonohichi @jaymelemons @lauradern #KristenWiig for bringing this cubano on the ride to what has already been one of the most special blessings of my life," Jason Canela shared on Instagram. "Eternamente agradecido! Thank you @visionentertainment & @tylergrasham for believing in me and getting us in the room."

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Based on a novel by Juliet McDaniel, the project was developed and will be executive produced by Academy Award winner Laura Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons, under their Jaywalker Pictures banner.

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