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by Sarah Finnan
14th Jun 2021

The Morning Show / Apple TV+

The trailer for season two of Emmy winning ‘The Morning Show’ just dropped and viewers can expect plenty more from their favourite TV news anchors.

Two Hollywood trailblazers, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have been close pals for quite some time. A friendship that blossomed in the late 90s/early naughties on the set of Friends, fans first fell for them as the Greene sisters – Jen the famous Rachel and Reese her whiney younger sister, Jill. However, while their IRL relationship continued, their onscreen one started and ended with everyone’s favourite sitcom… until they reunited on The Morning Show, that is. 

Inspired by Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, the series centres on news anchor Alex Levy and her rival, field reporter Bradley Jackson. Quickly cementing itself as one of the new must-watch shows, the series has several awards under its belt including several Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award amongst others. Described as a “high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on the morning news”, Aniston and Witherspoon won themselves international acclaim for their performances in the season debut. 

Confirming that a second season would most definitely be on the cards, little other information was offered up in the meantime. All we knew was that most of the original cast would return (alongside a few new faces) and that the storyline was being rewritten to include the pandemic… the latter responsible for postponing filming. 

Thankfully the wait is almost over and not only do we now have a trailer, but we have a release date too. Hallelujah. 

Condemning the network for the “culture of silence” and the “really bad things” they allow to happen there, the clip – which was posted online just today – opens with Witherspoon’s voice ringing out the background saying, “We should just tell the truth quickly, they’re going to cut us off”. Cue emotional music and lots of drama. 

Here’s what we know so far. 

There will be new and returning faces

Originally only signing up for one season, producers managed to convince Steve Carell to return. Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry all make a comeback this season too. New additions to the cast include Hasan Minhaj who will star in a recurring role as Eric, a “charismatic rising star” on the Morning Show team. Greta Lee and Ruairi O’Connor also join the team – alongside The Good Wife star Julianna Marguiles who assumes the role of Laura Peterson, an anchor on UBA News.  

The season one cliffhanger will be addressed

Season one left most of us shouting at our screens, begging to know what happened next. We’ve had to wait much longer than we would have liked but the good news is that all our questions will be answered in season two. According to showrunner Kerry Ehrin, new episodes will be “a lot about transition”. Previously speaking to The Hollywood Reporter she admitted that “a lot of the same sh*t” still goes on too though. “You set new rules, but then it falls back. This is true in the real world. Where it becomes: are we paying lip service to women’s rights? So it’s really just examining the transition period more but with the same themes of ‘what is real?’.”

Season two will land this September

Yes, this September. Delayed due to public health concerns and Covid-19 restrictions, production finally picked up where it left off and the show will be ready to go by September 17. Premiering exclusively on Apple TV+, all 10 episodes of the second season will stream weekly every Friday. A monthly subscription to the platform costs just under a fiver. 

Watch the trailer below, and mark your calendars for just over three months’ time.

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