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The Morning Show: Everything you need to know about Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s major new TV series

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The first official trailer for The Morning Show is here, starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Here is everything we know about the new drama series. 

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon first appeared as sisters on Friends way back in 2004. Now, 15 years later, the two actors are reuniting for intriguing new TV drama The Morning Show

It will be a relief for fans who are already missing Witherspoon following the end of Big Little Lies season two. And for those who laughed-out-loud while watching Netflix’s summer comedy Murder Mystery, Aniston’s return to the silver screen is no-doubt very welcome news.

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So, what is The Morning Show about? Here’s everything we know so far…

Witherspoon and Aniston will play “two ambitious, aspirational” female morning television journalists in the new Apple Original Series, which has been commissioned for two seasons. Steve Carrell also stars as a news anchor who is trying to remain relevant in the ever-changing media landscape.

Describing the show’s premise to Entertainment Weekly, director Mimi Leder - who also directed On the Basis of Sex – said: “It’s a great show starring Jen and Reese and in many ways, it thematically follows the movie I just made, in that it deals with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and women in power.”

She added: “To be telling a most timely story about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then going into a contemporary story of the behind-the-scenes of the world of morning television shows, about women in power (and it’s a very different kind of power with the politics of a morning show), they’re very similar.”

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The series is loosely based on the book Top of the Morning, by CNN correspondent Brian Stelter, who is a consultant for the show. Witherspoon and Aniston are also exective producers alongside Kerry Ehrin, who has written the series. 

Speaking at an Apple event to introduce the show earlier this year, Aniston said: “Through the prism of those under-slept, over-adrenalised people in front of and behind the camera, we take an honest look at the complex relationships between women and men in the workplace, and we engage in the conversation people are a little too afraid to have unless they’re behind closed doors.”  

Is there a trailer?

Yes! Earlier this month we got a glimpse of what The Morning Show would look like with the first teaser trailer, as a camera pans around the TV studio, dressing rooms and control room, while the voices of the show’s three main characters play, sharing their strong views on journalism and reporting the news. 

Now, we’ve been treated to one better: the actual trailer itself. Check it out below.

When is it being released?

Although we don’t have an exact release date for The Morning Show, we do know that it will be coming to the Apple TV app this autumn — just in time for curling up on the sofa with a blanket and a new series to binge.

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