It has been a long time coming, and a long time in the works, but we’re finally about to see the second season of one of Apple TV+‘s launch shows. And in an effort to help build up some attention for the upcoming premiere of the sophomore season of the drama, Apple today has shared the first official trailer. And unlike the first teaser trailer, we get a better feel for the stories that will unfold this season.
The new trailer measures in at just under three minutes in length. And if you avoided the initial teaser trailer that Apple TV+ released earlier this year, then this will be all new footage for you. The description Apple included with the new trailer doesn’t go out of its way to include any major plot details, which isn’t too surprising. It’s still meant to play things pretty close to the vest, even with the official trailer attached. It does suggest that things have changed quite a bit for just about everyone involved at the morning show following the “explosive” first season.
Check out the official trailer below, which reminds us that the second season of The Morning Show will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 17, 2021.
Here’s the official description Apple included with the trailer today:
Picking up after the explosive events of Season 1, this season finds the Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley’s (Reese Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything, and the chasm between who we present and who we really are comes into play.
That brief “a world in flux” is apparently a reference to what will be another major plot point in the upcoming second season of the drama. The coronavirus pandemic resulted in production on the new season to shut down for quite some time back in 2020, which led to a delay for the premiere date of season two. And in light of the first season of the show dealing with real world events, the creative team came to the conclusion that the second season should as well. So, some heavy rewrites took place to adopt the coronavirus pandemic into the story for the new season as well.
Last year, one of the show’s stars, Mark Duplass, had this to say regarding rewrites and the production shutdown:
We shot two episodes before we shut down due to the pandemic, but I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season. They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.
Along with the return of Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, the second season will also welcome back Duplass, Billy Crudup, Steve Carell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Nestor Carbonell, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin, and Marcia Gay Harden, among others. Ruairi O’Connor and Greta Lee joined the cast for season two, along with many other new faces we’ll be seeing throughout.
We don’t have much longer to wait before the second season of The Morning Show launches on Apple TV+. Do you plan on checking it out when it arrives? Were you a fan of the first season by the end?