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WRAP: Cecily Strong Back on Saturday Night Live Tonight After Wrapping Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON in Vancouver

Schmigadoon/Puddin’

Cecily Strong is back in New York City and live on Saturday Night Live tonight as Rudy Guliani’s star voter-fraud-witness-gone-wrong Melissa Carone. Fans have been asking for her to play the part noting how much Carone is like Strong’s  Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party character.

Vancouver will miss Strong. The SNL regular has spent the last few months here starring in Apple TV+’s new musical comedy series about the magical town of Schmigadoon from Despicable Me’s Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, Barry Sonnenfeld and Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels.

Cast: Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Dove Cameron, Aaron Tveit, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil and Ann Harada.

Barry Sonnenfeld, Kristin Chenoweth, Fred Armisten, Alan Cumming on the Schmigadoon set:

 

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The series wrapped production earlier this week.

Working title: Puddin’

Filming dates: October 13th to December 3rd, 2020.

What’s it about?

A couple goes on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

Related: Apple TV+’s Musical Comedy Series Starring Cecily Strong Adds Cast of Comedians & Broadway Stars.

Characters:

Cecity Strong  as Melissa, one half of the backpacking couple.

Cecily Strong did one green screen appearance from Vancouver for the Saturday Night Live opener, she told ET.

Keegan-Michael Key as Melissa’s practical, long-term partner Josh, who’s the last person who wants to be stuck in this magical town.

On set. Brad Creasser image.

Aaron Tveit is Danny Bailey, the town bad boy who is trouble with a capital T, especially once he sets his sights on Melissa.

Dove Cameron is Betsy, the farmer’s daughter who instantly falls for Josh.

Alan Cumming is Mayor Menlove, the welcoming mayor of the town with a secret (and a song) in his heart.

On set.

Ann Harada is Florence Menlove, the oblivious and dutiful wife of Mayor Menlove.

Fred Armisen is Reverend Layton, the mild-mannered religious leader of the town.

Kristin Chenoweth is Mildred Layton, Reverend Layton’s morally superior wife who is in everybody’s business.

Jaime Camil is Doc Lopez, the handsome town doctor with an icy heart.

Jane Krakowski is The Countess, a stunning and sophisticated woman determined to marry Doc Lopez.

Ariana DeBose is Emma Tate, a modern woman and the town’s teacher, she struggles to fit into the town’s strict mold.

Showrunner: Cinco Paul (who wrote all the music).

Writers: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld.

Producers: Lorne Michaels.

Cast instagrams:

Cecily Strong thanking the Saturday Night crew for making her green screen as yelling Kimberly Guilfoyle possible  on the Saturday Night Live opener.

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Cecily Strong on voting from Canada.

 

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Aaron Tveit in Vancouver.

 

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Dove Cameron in the City.

 

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Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming in their filming quarantine pod.

 

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Kristin Chenoweth

 

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Production Sign:

 

 

 

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