Kristen Wiig on board for 'Anchorman 2'

February 5, 2013 2:11:25 PM PST
''Saturday Night Live'' alum actress Kristen Wiig is officially on board for the making of ''Anchorman 2.''

Director and co-screenwriter Adam McKay made the announcement on his Facebook and Twitter.

Wiig joins Will Ferrell, who's returning as the unintentionally hilarious newsman Ron Burgundy for the follow-up to 2004's hit comedy.

Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carrell are already slated to star in the anticipated sequel.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is slated to open December 20.