Back in July it was reported that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were reuniting on the small screen, over a decade after Witherspoon guest starred as Aniston's sister in FriendsFriends, with the two set to star in a new TV series set in the world of morning talk shows.
Now, it has been revealed that Apple, who is trying to compete with Silicon Valley rivals like Netflix and Amazon, has bought the rights to the new show, based on Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning.
It's a prestigious move for the TV newcomers, with both Aniston and Witherspoon also on board as executive producers.
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While Aniston's jump to the small screen is an unexpected (but great) surprise (the actress' recent big box office film credits include We're The Millers, Horrible Bosses and Mother's Day), it was the small screen where she first rocketed to fame as Rachel Green in Friends. Starring in this upcoming series would mark Aniston's first regular TV role since Friends wrapped in 2004.
Speaking to VarietyVariety, Aniston expressed an interest in returning to the small screen: 'I’ve thought about it a lot,' she said. 'That’s where the work is. That’s where the quality is. At this point in my career, I want to be part of wonderful stories, exciting characters, and also just having a good time.'
Witherspoon, on the other hand, has had Emmy-nominated success with her HBO mini series Big Little Lies this year, which she co-produced with Nicole Kidman. Following such a positive reception, Witherspoon and Kidman are rumoured to be working on a second season of the glossy but dark drama series also starring Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern, and may even be adapting another of Liane Moriarty's novels for the small screen.
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