Apple's first scripted comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

Apple's first scripted comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

Apple's first scripted comedy series to star Kristen Wiig

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this pay rise is a step up from their previous $US250,000- $US350,000 per episode.

Co-stars Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley are also rumored to be getting a significant raise.

Witherspoon's salary for season two of the hit HBO series is tripling, as is Nicole Kidman's (who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance). No second season has been announced.

Are You Sleeping: Reese Witherspoon's production company helms the adaptation of a true crime best-selling book by Kathleen Barber.

The stars are all making big bucks.

The Big Little Lies beauty was almost unrecognizable, sporting mousy brown hair and a leather jacket while filming several high-octane scenes. The project marks Apple's third series with Witherspoon and joins the now untitled morning show drama in which she stars alongside Jennifer Aniston and Octavia Spencer entry Are You Sleeping. The untitled Apple series is reportedly paying each of its two leads $1.55 million per episode, which drove up the price that HBO had to pay to secure their services for season two.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO drama was meant to be a one-season limited series. The sources also told THR that because of Witherspoon's Apple deal, the per episode pay for Witherspoon and Kidman for season two is about a million dollars, almost tripling their season one pay. Apple has clearly established a pattern of signing shows with big names behind them and this newest addition to its lineup is no different.

This story originally appeared in Decider and is republished here with permission.

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