Following a recent teaser trailer for “The Morning Show” that hasn’t revealed much (that’s why they’re calling them teasers), Apple today shared the first lengthy trailer for its upcoming morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”), Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) and Steve Carell (“The Office”), coming to the Apple TV+ service this fall.
The video reveals previously unknown details.
Aniston and Witherspoon’s characters are being described as “two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives. Thematically, the upcoming original show is designed to explore “ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.”
Watch it embedded right ahead.
The high-stakes drama “pulls back the curtain” on the morning news.
“What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest?” asks Apple. The show follows “the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.”
Variety analyzed the trailer to give a quick look at what’s to come later this year.
In the video, Aniston’s character declares it’s going to be a ‘new era’ at the morning talk show the Apple drama is centered on. An anchor on the show-within-the-show, she addresses her audience alone at the news desk, bringing them ‘sad and upsetting news’ about her co-host, played by Carell, who she says was fired after allegations were made against him.
But his character isn’t the only one whose life is upended by this change, as Aniston’s character is declared to have passed her ‘sell-by date.’ Enter Witherspoon as a field reporter who claims she doesn’t fit ‘any mold’ and that show-within-a-show is going to have a new look and new power dynamic.
For good measure, here’s the original teaser video for “The Morning Show”.
Witherspoon and Aniston did take the stage at an Apple event to tease the upcoming show, promoting it by showing only brief snippets of the show. Now that Apple’s started releasing teaser videos and full trailers, we have a better idea about this series.
For those wondering, Apple’s commissioned two ten-episode seasons so far.
Who’s looking forward to watching this promising Apple original series?