Apple TV+ have announced “Schmigadoon!,” a six-episode musical comedy
series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee
Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its
global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch
followed by one episode weekly every Friday.
“Schmigadoon!,” a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, stars Strong and
Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their
relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They
then learn that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” The first
season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove
Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann
Harada. Martin Short guest stars.
Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of
Universal Studio Group, “Schmigadoon!” is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken
Daurio. Cinco Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original
songs for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In
addition to starring, Cecily Strong serves as producer, and Ken Daurio
serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces
with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.
Two episodes will be available
at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday. Apple TV+