Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as soon as the Green sisters on Mates, joined forces as coanchors and executive producers on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show in 2019, giving rise to a brand new streaming hit with main star energy. Costarring Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, and Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked, the newsroom drama follows the aftermath of 1 fashionable anchor’s (Carell) firing after he was accused of sexual misconduct. His spot is crammed by a youthful reporter with a recent perspective (Witherspoon), and his former coanchor (Aniston) is adjusting to the changes whereas fighting to remain related in an industry the place the boys in cost consider her time is working out.
Apple had a lot religion in The Morning Show that it picked up two seasons proper from the beginning, based on IndieWire. Sure enough, the series went on to obtain Emmy Award and Display Actors Guild nominations, even securing a SAG win for Aniston as lead actress and a supporting actor win for Crudup. The second installment of the series was due in 2020, but with delays and postponements introduced on by a global pandemic, schedules have changed, as they’ve across the entire industry.
Season 2 was supposed to premiere last November.
That is what showrunner Kerry Ehrin said whereas speaking to Variety in 2019. On the time, the inventive crew had already put collectively three episodes for Season 2. “We’re writing the Show now; we’ll movie it this summer; and we’ll be on next November,” she told the outlet. but no actual premiere date was made public.
The primary season of The Morning Show arrived on November 1, 2019 the same date Apple TV+ launched.
Production resumed on October 19.
Attributable to coronavirus delays, Production for Season 2 paused on March 12, resumed on October 19, Deadline reported. Witherspoon confirmed the news with a tweet, saying, “And We’re Bacccckkkkk!”
Witherspoon had said that the crew was “4 weeks in” when Production halted. “So we’re going to get again as quickly as persons are going to allow us to again to work,” she told Regina King in Variety’s Actors on Actors series. On December 12, she shared a clip of herself again on the Morning Show set. “Guess who’s again!!!!” she captioned the video.
In January 2021, Jennifer Aniston also shared a sneak peek at Production, posting behind-the-scenes selfies from her trailer.
Steve Carell and other Season 1 cast members will return.
Although Carell was signed on a one-year contract, the producers “made it clear that they wished him again and had indicated that they were pursuing a brand new cope with the actor,” Deadline reported.
Ehrin had previously expressed hopes to convey the actor again in the second season, although it was unclear in what capability on the time. “You may see about Mitch [Kessler, Carell’s character]. We’re exploring it. There is no replace but,” executive producer Michael Ellenberg said in January.
Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry are also coming again. Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked is not going to be returning due to causes associated to her storyline.
The Season 2 storyline could introduce a “new world order.”
Discussing the place the Morning Show story might go next, Witherspoon teased the world of prospects that lie forward after that bombshell Season 1 finale. “I really feel like on the finish of this ten episodes, there’s an entire new world order. It is chaos,” she said in January on the TCA press tour. “No one is aware of who’s in cost and what leadership means at this level. I believe that is what we’re exploring in the tradition proper now because it goes topsy turvy, what’s the new regular? I am excited that we have got much more to explore.”
In an same vein, Ehrin told The Hollywood Reporter that the upcoming season is “quite a bit about transition.” She hinted that the Show, very similar to workplaces that make changes following a sexual misconduct case, may nonetheless expertise “a lot of the same shit.” She added, “So it is actually simply inspecting the transition interval extra but with the same themes of: What’s actual? And folks having this want to have leadership over their very own lives, which they understand as being by way of energy.”
The season is being rewritten to include the pandemic.
Mark Duplass told Deadline, “We shot two episodes earlier than we shut down because of the pandemic, but I do know that they’re also rewriting, which is loopy as a result of that’s what occurred in the first season. They’d an entire set of scripts [then] and so they rewrote all the things to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve acquired other, bigger, world phenomenon to cope with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I do know they’re rewriting.”
Morning Show director Mimi Leder confirmed the change whereas speaking to GoldDerby: “We’re a morning Show that offers with the ills of the world, racism, injustice, and all that morning Show gentle stuff. And you then include COVID, similar to the morning reveals did.”
She also told Deadline that “the writing will reflect the world we’re living in.”
Hasan Minhaj is joining the cast.
The star of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj will seem in Season 2 in a recurring function–Eric, “a charismatic, rising star who joins The Morning Show crew,” Deadline reports. This marks Minhaj’s largest appearing gig but and his first function in drama. Earlier than hosting the Peabody-winning Patriot Act, which was canceled in August after two years, Minjah was a correspondent on The Daily Show.
“A brand new chapter. Can’t await y’all to see the brand new season of @themorningshow!” the actor and comic said of the news.
Greta Lee and Ruairi O’Connor are also joining.
Lee, who previously appeared in Russian Doll and Excessive Upkeep, will play Stella Bak, “an bold chief of an internet media firm that caters to a millennial and Gen Z audience,” based on Deadline.
O’Connor, whose credit embody The Spanish Princess, The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, will play Ty Fitzgerald, a YouTube star.
Julianna Margulies has been cast too.
Over 4 years after the finale of The Good Spouse, star Julianna Marguiles is headed for The Morning Show. She’ll play Laura Peterson, an anchor on UBA news, Deadline reports. The function follows her latest look on Showtime’s Billions.