‘The Morning Show’ Season 2 Has New Cast Members Plus Familiar Faces

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon return for The Morning Show Season 2. The 10-episode series gives an inside look into the people that carry morning television. The Apple TV+ drama will premiere on Sept. 17, 2021. The old crew is coming back, but some new faces will join the lineup.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from The Morning Show Season 1]

Who is returning for ‘The Morning Show’ Season 2?

The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup and Reese Witherspoon acting in season 2
‘The Morning Show’: Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup, and Reese Witherspoon | Apple TV+

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Aside from Witherspoon and Aniston, fans should expect some familiar faces in The Morning Show. The Office alum Steve Carell will reprise the role of Mitch Kessler, the co-host. 

Watchmen actor Billy Crudup returns as Cory Ellison, the President of the News Division at UBA. Filmmaker Mark Duplass portrays Charlie Black, the former executive producer. Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, Desean Terry, Tom Irwin, and Marcia Gay Harden appear in season 2.

Unfortunately, there is one character leaving The Morning Show. To clarify, Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s character Hannah Schoenfeld died of an overdose in the season 1 finale. As a junior booker, Mitch sexually assaults her. After reporting the incident, the network chairman offered her a promotion. Meanwhile, she was having a hard time dealing with the assault.

The television drama introduces new characters

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The Morning Show fans will see many new faces in season 2. Firstly, Julianna Margulies will play Laura Peterson, the straight-talking journalist that goes head to head with Alex in the 60 Minutes interview. According to Newsweek, Margulies revealed that she drew inspiration from Diane Sawyer, Rachel Maddow, and Christiane Amanpour. 

“The showrunner Kerry Ehrin gave me this 20-year history before you meet Laura Peterson, which is very rare,” she said. “When you’re acting on a TV show, usually you’re just thrown into the fire. ‘This is the character, and this is where you’re going,’ she gave me where I came from, not where I’m going, and that was amazing.”

Stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj portrays Eric Nomani, the new host on The Morning Show. In other words, he will serve alongside Bradley. Emmy-award-winning actor Holland Taylor joins as Cybil Richards, the chairwoman of the UBA board. 

Hot Shots! star Paola Lambruschini plays Paola Lambruschini, the cryptic documentary filmmaker. Russian Doll actor Greta Lee joins the cast as Stella Bak, the President of News. So, she is youngest and only female to hold the position.

The Conjuring 3 actor Ruairi O’Connor plays Ty Fitzgerald, the new social media expert at The Morning Show. Ty is the youngest team member. Therefore, his colleagues updated on treading news on social media. Karsian plays Gayle Berman, the news producer. Lastly, Comedy actor Will Arnett joins season 2 as Doug, a member of Alex’s team.

Where can I watch ‘The Morning Show’ Season 2?

The Morning Show cast stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon
‘The Morning Show’: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon | Apple TV+

The second season of The Morning Show will be available to stream on AppleTV+. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac can download the Apple TV app. However, the monthly fee for subscribers is $4.99. In addition, the Apple TV app supports Amazon Fire TV, Android streaming devices/TVs, Google TV, LG, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Samsung, Sony, and VIZIO. The second season will be available to stream at midnight and early Friday morning.

The Morning Show Season 2 premieres Sept. 17, 2021.