The New York Times published a new interview with Reese and Jennifer Aniston last week, to promote The Morning Show. The two talk about how they incorporated COVID and changes in the workplace relating to sexual harrassment into season 2. Reese and Jennifer were also photographed for the magazine. Find the photohoot in our Gallery, and read the interview below or at The New York Times website.
‘The Morning Show’ Remakes Itself. Again.
The topical news drama, which reoriented its first season in response to the #MeToo movement, was forced by the pandemic to rewrite Season 2 as well.
The second season of “The Morning Show,” the starry Apple TV+ series about a “Good Morning America”-style talk show, was six weeks into filming in March 2020 when everything suddenly stopped cold.
“It was a Wednesday night, and we were discussing a scene that I had to shoot the next day,” recalled Jennifer Aniston, who plays one of the co-anchors of the fictional show-within-the-show and is also an executive producer of the series. “We were getting emails saying that this big company and that big company were shutting down. And then we hear that Tom and Rita got sick” — that would be Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who contracted Covid early in the pandemic — “and all of a sudden the world is caving in on us.”
The production shut down March 11, the cast and crew scattered and the producers pondered how the show could go ahead. And when they returned (remotely) and decided to rework the season, their most immediate challenge was how to incorporate coronavirus into the story line, when the pandemic had just begun and no one knew how it would play out.
This mirrored, in fact, what happened during the first season, when events in the world — in that case, the ructions over the #MeToo movement — overtook what had been the script.
“The Morning Show,” introduced to great fanfare as the marquee program on the new Apple TV+ streaming service in 2019, was loosely inspired by Brian Stelter’s nonfiction book “Top of the Morning,” about the cutthroat politics of morning television. But while at first it was concerned mostly with the infighting between Alex Levy (Aniston) and her co-anchor Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), it revamped itself with broader ambitions that reflected the changes wrought by #MeToo.Continue reading this entry »
The Gallery has been updated with posters and high quality stills from The Morning Show Season 2, along with HD screencaptures from various featurettes and trailers promoting the new season. We’ll have HD screencaptures from the first 3 episodes up this week…
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Reese and Jennifer Aniston appeared on Spanish talk show El Hormiguero 3.0 via video link on Wednesday to promote the new season of The Morning Show:
Reese appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, to promote The Morning Show. They talked about her business, Legally Blonde 1 & 3 (her 9 year old son has just watched the first one!), Friends, and the new season of The Morning Show. Watch the interview below, and find screencaptures in our Gallery:
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Go behind the scenes with the creators and cast of The Morning Show, and get a first look at the new season. Watch Season 2 of The Morning Show on September 17, only on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_TheMorningShow
Picking up after the explosive events of Season 1, this season finds the Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley’s (Reese Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything, and the chasm between who we present and who we really are comes into play.
Along with Aniston and Witherspoon, the returning cast for Season 2 includes Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin, and Marcia Gay Harden. New stars joining this season are Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Cybil Richards, Tara Karsian, Valeria Golino, and Julianna Margulies.