The Morning Show (American TV series)
|The Morning Show|
|Also known as||Morning Wars|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
The Morning Show is an upcoming American comedy-drama web television series starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell, and Mark Duplass that is set to premiere in the fall of 2019 on Apple TV+.
The Morning Show has been described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual."
Cast and characters
- Jennifer Aniston as Karen Kessler
- Reese Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson
- Steve Carell as Mitch Kessler
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Hannah Shoenfeld
- Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison
- Néstor Carbonell as Yanko Flores
- Mark Duplass as Chip Black
- Bel Powley as Claire Conway
- Karen Pittman as Mia Jordan
- Desean Terry as Daniel Henderson
On November 8, 2017, it was announced that Apple had given the production a series order consisting of two seasons of ten episodes apiece. The series was set to be executive produced by Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jay Carson, and Michael Ellenberg. Carson was expected to act as a writer and showrunner for the series as well. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Media Res, Echo Films, and Hello Sunshine. On April 4, 2018, it was announced that Carson had departed the production over creative differences. He was expected to be replaced as executive producer and showrunner by Kerry Ehrin. On July 11, 2018, it was reported that Mimi Leder would serve as a director and executive producer for the series. On October 23, 2018, it was reported that Kristin Hahn and Lauren Levy Neustadter would serve as additional executive producers for the series.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was confirmed that Aniston and Witherspoon had been cast in the series' lead roles. In October 2018, it was announced that Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell and Mark Duplass had been cast in series regular roles. On November 7, 2018, it was reported that Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry had joined the main cast of the series.
Principal photography for the first season commenced on October 31, 2018, at the James Oviatt Building in Los Angeles, California. Filming continued in Los Angeles until filming started in New York City on May 9, 2019. Filming of the first season also wrapped in May 2019, after seven months of filming.
During the Apple Special Event, a teaser trailer was released with footage from the series as well footage from other original series set to premiere on Apple TV+. Furthermore, Aniston, Witherspoon and Carrell were at the event to tease the series.
On August 12, 2019, Apple released a first look trailer for the series. It was also revealed that the series will be titled Morning Wars in Australia, in order to distingiush the series from the Australian morning talk show of the same name.
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