Wiig is set to play the wife of Brick Tamland, Steve Carell's mentally deficient weatherman known for saying such things as "I love lamp" and "I'm riding a furry tractor."
Director Adam McKay confirmed the news on his Facebook page, saying, "Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn't be more excited."
“Anchorman” co-star Christina Applegate also weighed in on the casting news via Twitter. "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."
“Saturday Night Live” alum Kristen Wiig has signed up for “Anchorman: The Legend Continues,” the sequel to the 2004 comedy hit, joining her fellow "SNL" cohort Will Ferrell.