‘The Morning Show’ Renewed For Season 3 By Apple TV+
We’ll file this under “least surprising news of 2022 so far”, but Apple TV+ has handed a Season 3 renewal to their global smash hit, award-winning, series ‘The Morning Show‘, starring and executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
Set behind the scenes of a tv station, the series asks “what happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest?” Season 1 of ‘The Morning Show’ followed the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal, and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.
Picking up after the explosive events of season 1, the 2nd Season found ‘The Morning Show’ team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play.
Along with Aniston and Witherspoon, the star-studded cast includes Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as new additions for season two Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Tara Karsian as Gayle Burns, a news producer; Valeria Golino and Julianna Margulies.
In its first season, Crudup’s performance as Corey Ellison earned an Emmy win in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, in addition to a Critics Choice Award. Aniston’s powerful performance as Alex Levy, earned a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. The series also received nominations from the Television Critics Association for Outstanding New Program and a TV Choice Award for Best New Drama.
In addition to renewing the show, Apple TV+ today also announced a new, multi-year overall deal with WGA Award-winner Charlotte Stoudt (‘Fosse/Verdon’, ‘Homeland’, ‘House of Cards’) for scripted television series, as she joins third season of Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning series as showrunner. Kerry Ehrin, who developed ‘The Morning Show’ and served as showrunner on the first and second seasons, will serve as consultant on the third season, as well as continue developing new series for Apple TV+ under a previously announced overall deal.
“I’m excited to be joining forces with Apple TV+ and ‘The Morning Show,'” commented Stoudt. “The cast, led by the phenomenal Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, are truly to die for. Kerry, Mimi and Michael, and the teams at Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films, have created an irresistible world that is equally delicious and provocative.”
Developed by Kerry Ehrin, who will serve as consultant on season three of ‘The Morning Show’, the series is executive produced by Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, which also serves as the studio, along with Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine. Mimi Leder directs and also serves as executive producer, along with new showrunner Charlotte Stoudt.
“It has been thrilling to watch ‘The Morning Show’ go from strength to strength over the past two seasons, exploring topical storylines that have resonated with audiences around the world while also being incredibly addictive and entertaining,” adds Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We’re excited to see where Charlotte takes these extraordinary characters in season three and to watch the magic that Jennifer, Reese and our awe-inspiring cast continue to bring to the captivating world of morning television.”
You may not have realised, but Apple TV+ is now available via under Sky Q and Sky Glass apps making it much more widely available. It is an additional cost of £4.99 per month, but has some brilliant shows for you to binge through, so could be worth turning on for a month or two. Alongside ‘The Morning Show’, there is Steven Knight’s ‘SEE’ starring Jason Momoa; The brilliant ‘For All Mankind’ from ‘Battlestar Galactica’ & ‘Outlander’ creator Ronald D. Moore; The multiple award-winning football comedy ‘Ted Lasso’; Hilarious video game workplace comedy ‘Mythic Quest’ from the people behind ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’; Plus many, many, more superb dramas, comedies, original films and shows.
The complete first and second seasons of ‘The Morning Show‘ are now streaming globally on Apple TV+.