Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, formerly sisters on Friends, are reuniting 15 years on for the highly-anticipated new drama The Morning Show, one of the first shows to be released on Apple's new original video subscription service, AppleTV+.
And now (10 September) a release date has finally been given. Launching on 1 November, AppleTV+ and The Morning Show will be available from just £4.99 per month, which is at the more affordable end of the spectrum when it comes to streaming services' rates.
Loosely based on the book Top of the Morning, by CNN correspondent Brian Stelter, the high-stakes drama, which also stars Steve Carell, pulls back the curtain on early-morning TV, in light of a #MeToo scandal.
The trailer has now been released by Apple – and can be seen in full at the top of the page, presenting Aniston and Carrell as a morning news anchor duo who are forced to split when 'allegations' against Carrell's character emerge. While Aniston appears to struggle with the pressure of being the sole anchor, Witherspoon's journalist character begins to get noticed.
Playing two ambitious and aspirational journalists, Aniston and Witherspoon prove the lengths women must go to, and the strength it takes, to succeed in the newsroom. Both executive producers – alongside Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel), who has written the series – expect a tender and realistic portrayal of the female experience, along with several moments of genius comedy.
Speaking at an Apple event introducing the show earlier this year, Aniston said:
'Through the prism of those under-slept, over-adrenalised people in front of and behind the camera, we take an honest look at the complicated relationships between women and men in the workplace, and we engage in the conversation people are a little too afraid to have unless they're behind closed doors.'
Out on 1 November, The Morning Show (which Apple won in a reported $240 million bidding war) arrives just in time for those cosy blanket TV binges, as the colder weather sets in. The series consists of 10 hour-long episodes and you can rest easy knowing that season two is already secured.
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