In the glamorous world of Palm Royale, where high society resides, Apple TV+ presents an enticing first look at the upcoming series starring Kristen Wiig. The Palm Beach-set show, set in the tumultuous year of 1969, follows the captivating journey of Maxine Simmons as she attempts to infiltrate the exclusive Palm Beach high society.
In the quest to belong among the elite, Maxine, portrayed by Wiig, faces challenges, secrets, and unexpected alliances. The official plot synopsis reads “Palm Royale is a story about gorgeously impossible people. Set during the powderkeg era of the early 1970s, it follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) 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?”
The trailer unveils the ensemble cast, featuring Amber Chardae Robinson, Allison Janney, Ricky Martin, Laura Dern, Leslie Bibb, Mindy Cohn, Julia Duffy Kaia Gerber and starring the legendary Carol Burnett. Robinson takes on the role of Virginia, a feminist and business partner to Laura Dern’s character, Linda.
Amber Chardae Robinson, known for her roles in “Stuber” and “Judas and the Black Messiah,” joins the Palm Royale cast as a series regular. Robinson’s character, Virginia, is a key figure in the intricate web of relationships within Palm Royale.
The series, based on Juliet McDaniel’s novel “Mr. and Mrs. American Pie,” promises a delightful blend of comedy and drama. Created by Abe Sylvia, the show explores the challenges faced by Maxine Simmons as she attempts to break into the exclusive Palm Beach high society.
“Palm Royale” is set to premiere its first three episodes on March 20, 2024, on Apple TV+, with subsequent episodes airing every Wednesday through May 8. The series is produced by Apple Studios and boasts an impressive lineup of executive producers, including Laura Dern, Kristen Wiig, Tate Taylor, and more.
As the trailer unfolds, viewers are teased with Maxine’s journey, filled with unexpected twists, power struggles, and the timeless question of what one is willing to sacrifice for societal acceptance. The lush visuals and star-studded ensemble promise a compelling narrative set against the backdrop of Palm Beach’s high society.
Robinson most recently starred in Judas and the Black Messiah as Betty Coachman.
Next, she will appear in the Maya Rudolph series Loot also from Apple TV+ in a recurring role. On the film side, she will costar in Paul Weitz’s feature film Moving On, as well as the feature 80ForBrady, and the independent feature Reminisce, directed by Madchen Amick.
Robinson is repped by Paradigm and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.
Apple TV+ today unveiled a first look at “Palm Royale,” the highly anticipated Palm Beach-set series stars Emmy and Academy Award nominee Kristen Wiig leading a renowned ensemble cast. Oscar and Emmy winners Laura Dern and Allison Janney join Ricky Martin, Josh Lucas, Leslie Bibb, Amber Chardae Robinson, Mindy Cohn, Julia Duffy and Kaia Gerber. With extra special guest star turns by the legendary Bruce Dern and the iconic, multiple-award winning Carol Burnett. “Palm Royale” makes its global debut on Apple TV+, premiering the first three episodes on March 20, 2024 followed by new episodes every Wednesday through May 8.
“Palm Royale” is a true underdog story that follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, “Palm Royale” asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?” Set during the powder keg year of 1969, “Palm Royale” is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong.
Loosely based on the novel “Mr. and Mrs. American Pie” by Juliet McDaniel and produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios, “Palm Royale” is written, executive produced and showrun by Abe Sylvia for Aunt Sylvia’s Moving Picture Company, executive produced by Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons for Jaywalker Pictures, Kristen Wiig, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Tate Taylor and John Norris for Wyolah Films, Sharr White, Sheri Holman and Boat Rocker. The series is directed by Taylor, Sylvia, Claire Scanlon and Stephanie Laing.