‘The Morning Show’ will resume production on October 19; Steve Carell set to return

Way back in March, we reported that the series The Morning Show was going on a two-week hiatus due to coronavirus concerns.

However, that two week break turned out to be much longer than initially expected. Now, not even a week into October, Deadline is reporting the show is set to resume production on the second season on October 19. However, the report notes that this is a tentative date, and things could change. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that restart date might not pan out at all.

The original cast is set to return for the second season. That includes the headliners, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Interestingly, Steve Carell originally signed a one-year deal for the hit drama, but Deadline reports that the actor will be reprising his role for The Morning Show in the upcoming second season as well.

Along for the ride are Mark Duplass and Billy Crudup, along with Desean Terry, Karen Pittman, Nestor Carbonell, and Bel Powley.

When production shut down earlier this year, the show was nearly set on finishing filming the second season’s first two episodes. It was originally expected that the second season would be debuting on Apple TV+ sometime this fall. However, that won’t be the case any longer. If production does resume on the second season before the end of this month, there will still be months of shooting left. We might not see season 2 premiere on Apple’s streaming service until the middle of 2021, or even later.

When the second season arrives, there will be some changes in place from the original storyline. Earlier this year, Mark Duplass revealed that the upcoming season has been tweaked to better reflect the reality of COVID-19. That meant some rewrites were necessary for the script, but Duplass said the changes are important. The way the first season tackled real world events, so should the second.

In related news, For All Mankind restated production on its second season back in August of this year.

Are you looking forward to the second season?