We had only just got over the excitement of having Jennifer Aniston back in our screens on the much-anticipated Friends reunion. Now, she's back again. Jen, you're spoiling us. The beloved US actress has teased the return of The Morning Show, the Apple TV + hit that co-stars Reese Witherspoon. This second season should have been here long ago, but was held up by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, though, it's all steam ahead for the return of the drama set in the intriguing world of network television. Here's what you need to know.
The Morning Show Season 2 trailer
You can watch the trailer here after Jennifer posted it on her Instagram. As you can see, we can expect more of the same from Reese and Jen - who also executive produced and, of course, played sisters Rachel and Jill Green in Friends - who have built a sort of professional frenemy vibe since meeting in the first show's pilot. Interestingly - and rarely in the TV world - we always knew that we'd be getting a second season. Apple TV + was so confident in the programme's success that they commissioned two seasons from the off. They were, naturally, correct: the show won several major awards including Best Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Jennifer.
When can I Watch The Morning Show Season 2 in the UK?
It's back in the US on September 17th in the US on Apple TV +. That usually means that UK viewers also get to see it on this date too.
What is Season 2 of The Morning Show about?
Well, exact details are naturally being kept under wraps. But Apple TV + has shared a synopsis to whet our appetites:
'Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two finds the Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play. Along with Aniston and Witherspoon, the star-studded returning cast includes Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden.
Actor Mark Duplass added that the pandemic has been integrated into proceedings. 'I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season,' he said last year. 'They had a whole set of scripts and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got another, larger global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing, but I know they’re rewriting.'
Joining the cast for season two are Greta Lee as Stella Bak, a tech world wunderkind who has joined the UBA executive team; Ruairi O’Connor as Ty Fitzgerald, a smart and charismatic YouTube star; Hasan Minhaj as Eric Nomani, a new member of the Morning Show team; Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor as Cybil Richards, the savvy chairwoman of the UBA board; Tara Karsian as Gayle Berman, a news producer; Valeria Golino as Paola Lambruschini, a documentary filmmaker; and, Emmy and SAG Award-winner Julianna Margulies as Laura Peterson, a UBA news anchor.'
Julianna Margulies is, you'll recall, the award-winning star of The Good Wife. No big deal.
Honestly, we can't wait. Wake us up when September's here.