After months on hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and a significant rewrite — filming for season two of The Morning Show reportedly restarts later in October. And Steve Carell is allegedly rejoining the cast.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon committed to multiple seasons long ago, but Steve Carell originally signed up for a single season. Now Deadline reported on Monday that Carell is in for the upcoming season.
In the first season season, which debuted autumn 2019, Carell played the co-host of a morning TV news program who’s been fired for — and admits to — a pattern of sexual harassment. Aniston played his co-star on the show who having to deal with the changes. Witherspoon plays a young reporter elevated to be co-host. It’s a storyline that mirrors the #MeToo movement.
It’s not yet known what season two of The Morning Show will be about, but it’s not what the producers had originally expected. Filming was complete on two episodes when COVID-19 upended the world, and the upcoming season has been extensively rewritten to include the pandemic.
The re-write process is apparently complete because filming is reportedly set to resume October 19. When season two will debut on Apple TV+ is unknown at this time.
The first season earned The Morning Show a bevy of Emmy nominations. Jennifer Aniston earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. And Steve Carell picked up an nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. And Billy Crudup took home the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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