Top of the Morning (TV series)

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Top of the Morning
GenreDrama
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
DistributorApple Inc.

Top of the Morning is an upcoming American drama web television series starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell, and Mark Duplass and produced by Apple's worldwide video programming division.

Premise[edit]

Top of the Morning 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 women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

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 Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, 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.[1][2][3] 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.[4] On July 11, 2018, it was reported that Mimi Leder would serve as a director and executive producer for the series.[5] On October 23, 2018, it was reported that Kristin Hahn and Lauren Levy Neustadter would serve as additional executive producers for the series.[6] On December 6, 2018, it was announced that the series had been titled Top of the Morning.[7]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series announcement, it was confirmed that Witherspoon and Aniston had been cast in the series' lead roles.[1][2][3] 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.[6][8][9] On November 7, 2018, it was reported that Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry had joined the main cast of the series.[10]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series commenced on October 31, 2018, at the James Oviatt Building in Los Angeles, California.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2017). "Apple Gives Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston Morning Show Series 2-Season Order, Confirms 'Amazing Stories' Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (November 8, 2017). "Apple Unveils Inaugural Scripted Series: Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon Morning TV Drama and 'Amazing Stories'". Variety. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (November 8, 2017). "Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon Morning Show Drama Lands at Apple With Two-Season Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (April 3, 2018). "Apple Sets Showrunner Shuffle on Morning Show Drama, Nabs Kerry Ehrin in Overall Deal". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 11, 2018). "Mimi Leder To Direct & Executive Produce Apple's Morning Show Series Starring Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 23, 2018). "Steve Carell To Star In Apple's Morning Show Series With Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Castillo, Michelle (December 6, 2018). "Apple pursuing violent Israeli show 'Nevelot,' Richard Gere to star". CNBC. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 25, 2018). "Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup Join Apple Morning Show Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (October 26, 2018). "Nestor Carbonell & Mark Duplass Join Apple's Morning Show Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 7, 2018). "Bel Powley, Karen Pittman & Desean Terry Join Apple's Morning Show Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Steves, Ashley (October 31, 2018). "L.A. What's Filming: Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's 'The Morning Show'". Backstage. Retrieved November 1, 2018.

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