Apple TV+ The Morning Show Season 2 deals with the ‘chaos’ left behind

The Morning Show Season 2 on Apple TV+ will deal with the leadership vacuum created by the sexual misconduct scandal on the titular news program and star Steve Carell may or may not return, series producers said on Sunday.

If you haven’t yet seen the show, caution: Season 1 spoilers ahead:

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon star in The Morning Show Season 2 on Apple TV+, available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions since November 1st.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon star in The Morning Show on Apple TV+, available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions.
Lisa Richwine for Reuters:

The show, a centerpiece of the new Apple TV+ streaming service, features Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as co-anchors navigating gender and power dynamics.

Carell starred in the first season as disgraced former co-anchor Mitch Kessler who had been fired from the show and was trying to rebuild his reputation. The actor has not signed on for the second season, and executive producer Michael Ellenberg told reporters at a Television Critics Association event on Sunday that there was “no update” on contract talks with Carell. Showrunner Kerry Ehrin previously has said she would like Carell to come back.

Producers said the new season will pick up where the first 10 episodes ended… “There is a whole new world order,” Witherspoon said. “It’s chaos. No one knows who’s in charge. What does leadership mean at this point?”

MacDailyNews Take: The Morning Show turned out to be such a pleasant surprise from what we feared it would be when the project was first described. The acting is at a notably high level, with Aniston in particular doing some of the very best work of her career. In the role of Cory Ellison, actor Billy Crudup is also excellent, as evidenced by his Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Prior to Season 1, we never expected to be typing this, but we can’t wait for The Morning Show Season 2!

2 Comments

  1. The show was a pleasant surprise. Not only was the acting good, but the script also handled a complicated issue in a nuanced and multi-perspectival manner. It gave no easy answers, provoked a variety of strong emotions, and provided the viewer plenty of room to reflect, discuss, and debate the morality of the issue from various sides, not necessarily inherently natural to the viewer.

    All in all, season 1 was a pleasant surprise, though the last several minutes of the final episode seemed a little over the top. Looking forward to season 2.

  2. It is a great show. It should have won some more awards. The only thing I don’t like is too many f bombs etc. I can see Savana and Hoda on the Today Show doing that. 😜😜😜

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