With the fifth episode of The Morning Show landing on Apple TV+ this morning, attention is already turning to season number two.
Morning Show showrunner Kerry Ehrin revealed how the U.S. political landscape could impact some of the storytelling next season. While Trump and current political issues won’t be brought up, Ehrin says some political themes could be added to plot.
“You can’t do current politics,” Ehrin told Variety, “so my idea is that if you deal with politics, you deal with political themes. I call it ‘current adjacent,’ where you’re not historically aging yourself by dealing with a specific thing, but you can take the zeitgeist of what is happening in the world and do something with those themes.”
Ehrin revealed that writing for the second season is underway. Filming is set for summer 2020. Apple TV+ could premiere the second season by Fall 2020, just in time for the U.S. Presidential election.
The first season of The Morning Show show has dealt with the #MeToo movement. Steve Carell’s news anchor character experiences a falling from grace after sexual misconduct allegations surface similar to Matt Lauer. Reese Witherspoon’s fiery character is then brought in to fill his seat, igniting a rivalry-friendship between her and Jennifer Aniston’s character who she shares co-hosting duties with.
“My feeling, which I tried to put into it, is that women, especially in business who are ambitious, are very complex,” says Ehrin, talking about the strong female characters. “It’s not like you’re just this one thing. I really want female viewers to be able to spend time with complicated, grounded people that they relate to and see themselves in.”