If you're of highly saturated cinema, the California-set episodes of Mad Men, or films like Saltburn or about underdogs stealthing their way into elite social circles – then you'll probably want to sink your teeth into the new AppleTV+ new mini-series Palm Royale, set to be released later next month.
The comedy series is loosely based on a 2018 novel set in the late 60s in Palm Beach, Florida, and already has a trailer and set photos to feast your eyes on. It's a fairly Slim Aarons-worthy set, so we're excited to see if the show's storyline lives up to its stylish visual aesthetic.
What's it about?
“Set during the powder keg year of 1969, Palm Royale is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance to truly belong,” is the official AppleTV+ logline. It's a series loosely based on Julie McDaniel’s 2018 novel Mr. and Mrs. American Pie, and follows Maxine Simmons (played by Kristen Wiig), an outsider who has recently been left by her husband and social circle, as she attempts to make her way into the ritzy high society of 1960s Palm Beach.
Where and when can I watch Palm Royale?
The first three episodes of Palm Royale will be available to watch exclusively on AppleTV+ on 20 March 2024. New episodes will then premiere weekly on the platform through till 8 May.
Who's in the cast?
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In addition to Wiig, the show has a pretty impressive ensemble cast list – including Laura Dern and Allison Janney (who's set to play the Queen Bee of the country club). Supermodel offspring Kaia Gerber is also stepping into yet another acting role after her role in Emma Seligman's Bottoms last year, slated to play a Palm Beach manicurist.
Other names attached to the project include Ricky Martin (love this), Josh Lucas, Leslie Bibb, Amber Chardae Robinson, Mindy Cohn and Julia Duffy. We'll also see Bruce Dern and Carol Burnett guest starring in the series.
Watch the Palm Royale trailer