The Morning Show Season 2: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon return

The Morning Show season 2: Jennifer Aniston drops a tantalising new trailer on Instagram

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are returning to our screens for a second season of hit Apple TV series, The Morning Show

Award-winning series The Morning Show positively blew viewers away when it launched on Apple TV in 2019. In June, we finally got our first proper look at the juicy show’s second season (see below) with an official teaser, but now the show’s biggest star has dropped a new trailer on Instagram, and it’s a tantalising look at what’s ahead. 

Earlier today, Jennifer Aniston dropped this bombshell on social media, creating a frenzy among her 37.8million followers ahead of the new episodes. 

Excited? We are. But for those who need a quick reminder of what’s happened in the story so far, it’s worth noting that the award-winning first season of the series saw news anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) sacked following several allegations of sexual misconduct – a scandal that was swiftly covered up.

This resulted in his steely co-presenter, Alex (Jennifer Aniston), fighting to keep her own job – not to mention battling a rivalry with Mitch’s fiery replacement, impulsive field reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon). 

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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show.

However, the series ended on an entirely unexpected cliffhanger when Alex broke down live on-air as she joined forces with Bradley to expose the scandal and the UBA network’s creation of a toxic culture.

Apple TV has already shared one chilling full-length trailer for season two but Aniston’s most recent post has got lovers of the show even more excited. Just as fans of The Morning Show have long been hoping, season two picks up exactly where the first left off; UBA’s national feed has cut to a test pattern following Bradley and Alex’s announcement, and…

See for yourself:

“Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two finds the Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex and Bradley’s 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,” promises the show’s official synopsis.

Judging by what we’ve seen in the trailer, it seems UBA is desperate to get Alex back on board (despite her very publicly leaving the Morning Show) – and a rift between our two heroes has left them utterly divided.

Elsewhere, Mitch is desperately trying to reconcile himself to his new role as an exposed abuser (“I just wanted to be liked,” he says bleakly), while several ominous hints are dropped about another dark “truth” being exposed.

And, going on Alex’s shocked expression as she checks an update on her phone, it seems this dark “truth” may have something to do with her.

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Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell in Apple TV's The Morning Show.

Along with Aniston, Witherspoon, and Carell, Apple TV promises that the second season of The Morning Show will see the likes of Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden reprise their roles.

Joining the cast for the show’s second outing are Greta Lee as ‘Stella Bak,’ a tech world wunderkind who has joined the UBA executive team; Ruairi O’Connor as Ty Fitzgerald, a smart and charismatic YouTube star; Hasan Minhaj as Eric Nomani, a new member of the Morning Show team; Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor as Cybil Richards, the savvy chairwoman of the UBA board; Tara Karsian as Gayle Berman, a news producer; Valeria Golino as Paola Lambruschini, a documentary filmmaker; and, Emmy and SAG Award-winner Julianna Margulies as Laura Peterson, a UBA news anchor.

All of that, plus that chill-inducing trailer, means we are counting down the days until The Morning Show’s return on 17 September 2021. 

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.

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