Kristen Wiig's period comedy miniseries Palm Royale isn't on Netflix (where to watch)

Kristen Wiig in "Palm Royale," premiering March 20, 2024 on Apple TV+.
Kristen Wiig in "Palm Royale," premiering March 20, 2024 on Apple TV+. /

After a few years out of the spotlight since the 2021 release of the titles MacGruber, A Boy Called Christmas, and Barb and Star. Go to Vista Del Mar, Kristen Wiig is back! The hilarious Saturday Night Live veteran and Academy Award-nominated writer (and star!) of Bridesmaids returns in the period comedy miniseries Palm Royale.

Unfortunately, for those hoping to check out the new series on Netflix, Palm Royale is an Apple TV+ original series, meaning it can only be watched on that platform. While other streamers and studios tend to share their content with Netflix from time to time, there's no precedent set for Apple and Netflix sharing content. Being so, you'll need to watch Wiig's new series on Apple TV+.

How to watch Palm Royale on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ offers a one-week free trial, and after the trial period ends, the subscription cost will be $9.99 per month. You can also get three months free with the purchase of an eligible Apple product. There's also the option of a free one-month trial of Apple One, which allows you to bundle with five other Apple subscriptions, including iCloud, Apple Music, and more. There's even an option to chare a single subscription with up to five people!

Each of the plans come with different perks, such as increased storage in iCloud, monthly savings, or an additional service. Here are the Apple One bundle subscription plans:

  • Individual: $19.95 per month
  • Family: $25.95 per month (up to 5 people)
  • Premier: $37.96 per month (up to 5 people)

What to know about the show

For those wondering about Palm Royale, it's based on the book Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel and was created by Abe Sylvia. Laura Dern, who helped develop the show as an executive producer and co-stars in a supporting role, had intended to lead the series, but when scheduling conflicts forced her to drop out, Kristen Wiig took over the lead as Maxine.

For more about what to expect from the miniseries, check out the synopsis via Apple TV+:

"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."

It's an intriguing series that's been described as "Big Little Lies in the 1960s" by Entertainment Weekly. Doesn't that just make you want to tune into all 10 episodes? The series begins airing on Apple TV+ with its first three episodes on Wednesday, March 20 with episodes dropping weekly until the final episode arrives on May 8.

Here's who else you'll see in the series:

  • Kristen Wiig as Maxine Simmons
  • Ricky Martin as Robert
  • Josh Lucas as Douglas
  • Leslie Bibb as Dinah
  • Amber Chardae Robinson as Virginia
  • Laura Dern as Linda
  • Allison Janney as Evelyn
  • Carol Burnett as Norma
  • Julia Duffy as Mary Jones Davidsoul
  • Kaia Gerber as Mitzi

Netflix shows like Palm Royale

Since the new miniseries isn't an option to watch on Netflix and some viewers might not make the leap over to Apple TV+ right away, here are some recommendations of similar shows to watch on Netflix. One of the biggest shows on Netflix in March 2024 is The Gentlemen. While the crime drama isn't a period comedy, they both have a heavily stylized appeal and a bit of an unserious tone.

If "unserious" is also something you look for in your comedies, Netflix also just dropped all three seasons of Girls5eva. The former Peacock original series deserves a huge audience, and since it comes from a fellw SNL alum like Palm Royale, add it to your watch list. More good options include Grace and Frankie, Hollywood, Dead to Me, GLOW, and more fan favorites.

Looking for Kristen Wiig on Netflix? Here's a list of her movies and shows currently on Netflix:

  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Sausage Party
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (leaving March 31)
  • A Boy Called Christmas

Will you be checking out Kristen Wiig in Palm Royale on Apple TV+?

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