For almost two years the world has been stuck with Alex Levy and Bradley Jackson explaining to viewers of the The Morning Show that the behind the scenes of one of America’s most popular television broadcasts is, in fact, a shadow theater that, through the culture of silence, has become increasingly bleak and menacing. Now, after a series of slowdowns dictated by the Covid emergency, finally Apple TV+ aannounces the return of its flagship series, which will debut on the platform on September 17th.
Vanity Fair unveils the trailer exclusively, which sees Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, here also in the role of executive producers, return in the role of two women who have decided to break the male chauvinism of the top by telling the truth, uncovering a vase that for years has hidden harassment and abuse, hiding wrongdoing of all kinds.
The Morning Show, Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice winner, resumes where it left off: with the suspension of the video signal of the program by the television channel UBA and the new fate of all the people involved in the show who, for years, preferred to bow to law of silence instead of looking the enemy in the face. The second season of the series, consisting of 10 episodes – after the first one, arriving on September 17, the others will be published weekly every Friday – it will focus on the scandal by finding the protagonists we were fond of, da Jennifer Aniston a Reese Witherspoon, from Steve Carell to Billy Crudup, from Mark Duplass to Nestor Carbonell, adding new ones. In fact, together with them we will also see Greta Lee in the role of Stella Bak, a prodigy of the technological world who becomes part of the UBA team; Ruairi O’Connor as Ty Fitzgerald, a smart and charismatic YouTube star; Hasan Minhaj as Eric Nomani, a new team member of the Morning Show; the Emmy winner Award Holland Taylor in that of Cybil Richards, the seasoned chairman of the board of directors of UBA; our Valeria Golino in that of Paola Lambruschini, director of documentaries; and Emmy and SAG Award Winner Julianna Margulies in that of Laura Peterson, a new UBA presenter.
Based on an idea by Kerry Ehrin, who is also showrunner and executive producer, The Morning Show is produced by Michael Ellenberg with Media Res, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Kristin Hahn, on behalf of Echo Films, Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, with Hello Sunshine, and Mimi Leder, who also directs several episodes. Thanks to the first season Billy Crudup won an Emmy in the Supporting Actor category in a Drama Series as well as a Critics Choice Award. Thanks to the interpretation of Alex Levy, instead, Jennifer Aniston earned a SAG Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series. The series also received a Television Critics Association nomination for Outstanding New Program and a TV Choice Award for Best New Drama.