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Kristen Wiig is determined to land a seat at an exclusive table in Apple TV+'s new comedy Palm RoyaleThe series, created by Abe Sylvia and originally titled Mrs. American Pie (closer to the title of the Juliet McDaniel book on which it's based), is said to be "a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance at superficial greatness."

The so-called "story about gorgeously impossible people" features an all-star cast, including comedy legend Carol Burnett, Ricky Martin, Allison Janney, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Kaia Gerber and more.

"We all bonded very much and we just had a great girls club," Burnett previously told Entertainment Tonight of working with Janney, Wiig and Dern.

Before Apple TV+ takes viewers to Palm Beach, here is everything to know about Palm Royale.

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What is Palm Royale about?

Palm Royale follows Wiig's character, Maxine, as she attempts to break into Palm Beach high society during the early 1970s. In her pursuit, the "many twisted secrets and lies" that keep the elite society together begin to unravel.

Per Apple TV+, as Maxine "strives to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, Palm Royale asks the same questions that still baffle us today: 'Who gets a seat at the table?,' 'How do you get there?' and 'What will you sacrifice along the way?'"

Is Palm Royale based on a book?

It is! The show is based on Juliet McDaniel's 2018 novel Mr. & Mrs. American Pie. The description for the book reads: "It's Thanksgiving 1969 in tony Palm Springs, California and steely socialite Maxine Simmons has just learned that her husband is leaving her for his pregnant, much younger secretary. After a public meltdown of epic proportions, Maxine finds herself exiled to dusty Scottsdale, Arizona. Maxine knows there's only one thing she can do to build herself up again: win the Mrs. American Pie pageant, awarded to the nation's best wife and mother. ​But there's a catch. To win the crown, Maxine will need to cobble together a family of her own."

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What is the Palm Royale release date?

The show is already in the can, but it does not yet have a release date. Some reports indicate that streamers like AppleTV+ are still debating when to air their star-studded series given that the SAG-AFTRA strike rules prevent stars from promoting their projects. Check back for updates.

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Who is in the Palm Royale cast?

The show features loads of A-listers, many of whom are playing high-society types (or in the case of Wiig, an aspiring high-society type).

Kristen Wiig as Maxine Simmons

Laura Dern as Linda

Allison Janney as Evelyn

Carol Burnett as Norma

Leslie Bibb as Dinah

Julia Duffy as Mary Jones Davidsoul

Ricky Martin in an undisclosed role

Josh Lucas as Maxine’s husband, Douglas

Mindy Cohn as Ann, an editor for the society column

Kaia Gerber as Mitzi

Cindy Crawford's daughter and a star in her own right, Gerber will be playing a local manicurist.

The cast also includes Jason Canela as Eddie, a tennis pro at the Palm Beach high society club; Jordan Bridges as entrepreneur Perry Donahue; and Claudia Ferri as Raquel, a Cuban ex-pat and Palm Beach club member.

How many episodes of Palm Royale will there be?

Viewers can look forward to 10 episodes of Palm Royale.

How to watch Palm Royale

The series, executive produced by Wiig and Dern, will stream on Apple TV+.

Is there a trailer for Palm Royale?

No trailer has been released just yet, but in May of 2023, Apple TV+ shared a teaser showcasing upcoming films and series, including Palm Royale. Take a look at Wiig's character in the teaser below:

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