Everything We Know About Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s ‘The Morning Show’

Apple dropped the very first trailer of The Morning Show. While the footage failed to show the actual stars of the series, it shared plenty of information. In the trailer, a camera pans through an empty newsroom as several voice-overs play, interrupting each other and drowning each other out. Hints of scandal, in-fighting and personal drama are on full display, and likely will be showcased in the series’ 10-episode first season. What else do we know about The Morning Show, though?

What is The Morning Show about?

Have you ever wondered how a morning news show goes off without a hitch? The answer is simple; it doesn’t always go off without a hitch. There is a ton of drama that goes on behind the scenes, and Apple has developed a fictional TV show that will reveal everything that happens behind the scenes, with some creative license, of course.

Taking a page from The Newsroom, which ran on HBO from 2012 to 2014, the show plans to take a look inside the world of journalism. It will also peek inside the lives of the people who are seated at the anchor desk. According to The Verge, Brian Stelter, author of Top of the Morning, is serving as an expert consultant for the series.

Who is starring in the upcoming series?

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are both signed on to star in the original show, but they aren’t the only heavy hitters who will be joining the cast. Steve Carell will be joining Witherspoon and Aniston for the drama show. Carell is famed for his role in the Anchorman series, as well as Bruce Almighty. Aniston worked alongside Carell on Bruce Almighty.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon and actress Jennifer Aniston| Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Nestor Carbonell, best known for his portrayal of Alex Romero in Bates Motel, is signed on, as well. Rounding out the cast is Mark Duplass, famed for his role in The League, and Bel Powley. Powley is currently filming an untitled Jude Apatow/Pete Davidson project, according to Deadline.

Here is how you can watch The Morning Show when it debuts in the fall

Apple is placing a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of The Morning Show. It appears as if the show is going to be one of the flagship series for the company when they launch their new streaming video service. The show will be exclusive to Apple TV+, so fans will need to subscribe to the still unreleased service to watch.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced the streaming service in March 2019 at a special Apple event. The service promises to bring exclusive series, movies, and documentaries to Apple users. According to Tech Radar, Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan, and JJ Abrams are expected to craft content for the new platform.

Fans will be able to sign up for the service when Apple releases its improved TV app in the fall. Pricing has not yet been released, but experts believe the service will likely compete with Netflix and Hulu. A price point of $10 to $20 per month is expected.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook | Photo by Qi Heng/VCG via Getty Images

Apple has no plans to release an app for non-Apple devices anytime soon. The app is expected to be available for Apple TV devices, as well as the iPhone, iPad, and Macbooks at the same time.