‘The Morning Show’ Season 3: Reese Witherspoon Reveals New Jon Hamm Character Details; Cory And Bradley’s Arc Will Be “Really Interesting”
he addition of The Morning Show’s newest cast member Jon Hamm has “everybody excited.” Emmy-nominee Reese Witherspoon said Friday [August 12th] during an FYC event at The Edition hotel in West Hollywood.
As she prepared to begin production that same day, Witherspoon discussed Hamm joining for Season 3 as media mogul Paul Marks. “I might have gotten a lot of phone calls from my friends when they announced Jon Hamm,” she said.
“He is the greatest,” she added. “It’s such a good part too. You’re just going to get the full Hamm. Wait, that didn’t sound right,” she laughed.
“He is a very complex character,” she continued. “He’s a media mogul and he gives Billy Crudup a run for his money, which I think is the most fun part too, because Billy could eat a scene like I’ve never seen somebody eat a scene, and Hamm gets to come in and give him a great foil.”
“It’s Alien vs. Predator,” she joked.
The Morning Show follows the professional and personal lives of employees of media conglomerate UBA, specifically, its morning show hosts Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon), with ousted anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), news division president Cory Ellison (Crudup), host Laura Peterson (Julianna Margulies) and journalist Maggie Brener (Marcia Gay Harden) among others.Continue reading this entry »
Filming for The Morning Show season 3 started this month, and there are some new cast additions, plus confirmation of stars returning:
Jon Hamm Joins Apple TV+’s ‘The Morning Show’
Don Draper is heading to UBA.
Jon Hamm is joining season three of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.
Hamm, fresh from starring in Top Gun: Maverick, will play Paul Marks, a corporate titan who sets his sights on UBA, pulling Billy Crudup’s Cory, Jennifer Aniston’s Alex and Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley into his powerful orbit.
The third season of the drama series, which will see Charlotte Stoudt serve as showrunner, goes into production later this month.
It means that Hamm, who is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Commercial as part of a sarcastic ad that highlights that he has never starred in a project for Apple, finally joins the tech giant’s on-screen family.
The Morning Show is coming off a number of its own Emmy noms including Witherspoon for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Crudup for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, which he won for season one and Marcia Gay Harden for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The series is produced by Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films. It is exec produced by Witherspoon, Aniston, Stoudt, Mimi Leder, Michael Ellenberg, Kristin Hahn and Lauren Neustadter.
The second season, which premiered in September 2021, ended with Aniston’s Alex contracting Covid after visiting Steve Carrell’s Mitch Kessler in Italy with the virus spreading through New York, forcing the staff to get ready to produce the show remotely. Elsewhere, Crudup’s Cory confessed his love for Witherspoon’s Bradley, who is dating Laura Peterson, played by Julianna Margulies.Continue reading this entry »
Luke Wilson Reveals Why He Thinks Reese Witherspoon Might Be “Waiting” on Legally Blonde 3
It’s not time to use legal jargon in our everyday lives again? We might have to object.
Legally Blonde became an instant smash when the film—starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Jennifer Coolidge—debuted in 2001, and it’s 2003 sequel didn’t disappoint. So, naturally fans were far from seriously disturbed when Reese confirmed in 2020 that Legally Blonde 3 was, indeed, in the making.
As for where the third installment stands now? Luke—who played Reese’s love interest, Emmett, in the films—gave fans an honest update.
“I think I know as much as you all,” he said during the Aug. 18 episode of Good Morning America. “But we did have a Zoom-call get-together last summer where the whole cast—Jennifer, Matthew and Selma—all got together and talked, so it really was great to see everybody, but Reese is such a sharp individual, I think she’s probably just waiting for the script to be right and the time to be right.”
And it turns out, fans aren’t the only ones ready to revisit the bend the snap. “It would be really fun to make another movie,” Luke continued. “It seems to be one of those movies that gets handed down from mothers to daughters and so forth.”
Reese’s on-screen husband isn’t the only co-star that has expressed their excitement over another movie.Continue reading this entry »
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Expands Into U.K., Hires Sarah Lazenby to Lead New Unscripted Division
Hello Sunshine, the production company founded by Reese Witherspoon, is set to shine some of its rays across the Atlantic.
The company, which has been behind HBO’s Big Little Lies, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show and Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, was last year acquired by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Candle Media in a deal valuing it at $900 million. Now it has unveiled its first international expansion with the launch of an unscripted division in the U.K. And while exact details are under wraps, Hello Sunshine’s new U.K. division is already developing its first production, a project with British network Channel 4.
Sarah Lazenby, who was formerly head of features and formats at Channel 4, where she commissioned shows including The Great British Bake Off, will oversee operations as executive vp, unscripted U.K. Lazenby, who most recently produced HBO’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, will report to Hello Sunshine’s head of unscripted Sara Rea.
“We are thrilled to expand our global mission of innovative, unscripted, female-led storytelling to the U.K.,” said Rea, who joined in 2020 when Hello Sunshine acquired her SKR Productions. “Sarah Lazenby is perfectly poised to lead the charge, as her talent, passion, and sensibility for great storytelling, couldn’t be more in sync with our mission. This is a strategic and exciting moment for us as a company as we continue building upon our trusted relationship with talent and viewers around the world.”
While Hello Sunshine may be better known for its scripted output, its unscripted output includes Netflix’s Get Organized, while it is currently producing country music talent show My Kind of Country for Apple TV+ and To Paris With Love, an unscripted romantic comedy feature for Roku.
“Hello Sunshine’s unique global brand and inspirational mission to change the way women walk through the world through storytelling is one I have admired for quite some time,” said Lazenby. “It’s a dream come true to join the talented team and I look forward to bringing the sunshine to the U.K. by creating the next generation of joyous and entertaining formats.”
Hello Sunshine isn’t the only major company making new inroads into the U.K. Earlier this year, A24 opened its first overseas office in London, poaching two top BBC execs in the process.
We’ve added the rest of the The Morning Show season 2 HD screencaptures today, and we now have over 5,000 HD screencaptures from this season! The quality is pretty good, so be sure to have a browse. Reese was of course a highlight of the series, and congratulations once again to her for her well deserved Emmy nomination for this season. Interestingly, the 8th episode (‘Confirmations’) is the episode Reese has submitted for Emmy consideration this year – while this was definitely the most ‘showy’ of her performances, we actually thought several of the other episodes highlighted her talents better. Enjoy all the screencaptures 🙂
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×06 “A Private Person” x1,112
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×08 “Confirmations” x420
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×09 “Testimony” x508
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×10 “Fever” x399
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Morning Show for their 5 nominations at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards! Reese scored one of the nominations for her performance as Bradley Jackson on the series.
The HCA will have a two-night celebration at the Beverly Hilton, with the broadcast network and cable TV awards ceremony being held on Aug. 13. The streaming awards ceremony will take place on Aug. 14.
Best Streaming Series, Drama
Pachinko (Apple TV+)
Severance (Apple TV+)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
Britt Lower, Severance (Apple TV+)
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Ming-Na Wen, The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+)
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Simone Ashley, Bridgerton (Netflix)
Victoria Pedretti, You (Netflix)
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)Continue reading this entry »
We’ve been busy binge-watching The Morning Show season 2 (finally), and today have added over 3,000 HD screencaptures from the first 5 episodes! Reese is of course fantastic as Bradley Jackson, and we particularly love her scenes with Billy Crudup who plays Corey. Watch ‘Inside The Episodes’ videos for each episode further down this post. More coming tomorrow…
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×01 “My Least Favorite Year” x755
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×02 “It’s Like The Flu” x745
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×03 “Laura” x852
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×04 “Kill The Fatted Calf” x828
• The Morning Show > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > 2×05 “Ghosts” x301
Reese attended the New York premiere of AppleTV+’s new drama Surface last week. Reese is an executive producer on the show, and posed on the red carpet with its star and co-executive producer Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Reese looked chic in a cream Schiaparelli dress, with Louboutin shoes and a Tyler Ellis purse. I love this look on Reese! Find over 90 high quality photos in our Gallery, and some videos from the red carpet further down this post: