The Morning Show, Apple's award-winning series with Jennifer Aninston — 2022
The arrival of Apple TV + on November 1, 2019 brought with it the premiere of several self-produced content included in its catalog. Among them came The Morning Show, a series already announced in previous months and that focuses its story on the environment of a successful television program that is punctuated by a sexual scandal by one of its presenters.
- The series began to take shape in November 2017, just in the month that Apple ordered a series that should have at least two seasons with 10 chapters in each of them.
- The casting of actors began to close in October 2018, just a year after the series began to take shape.
- Jennifer Aninston and Reese Witherspoon, who already worked together on the legendary Friends, are not only the stars of the series but also act as producers.
- The first season was recorded in 7 months, from October 2018 to May 2019.
- The first official data of the series was given by Apple at an event held in March 2019, in which they officially presented the Apple TV + platform. This event was attended by Jennifer Aninston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
- The set where the episodes of The Morning Show are recorded is in Los Angeles, more specifically in the James Oviatt Building.
- The series has a multitude of elements that in advertising are called branded placement. This is reflected in the number of Macs and iPhones used by the characters, which is somewhat logical considering that it is an original Apple series.
- In March 2020, filming had to be stopped due to the health alert caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.
- In a chapter of the second season, they make a curious reference to Friends and the character that Jennifer Aniston played there. They said Alex, Aniston's character on The Morning Show, without the show was something like Rach (Aniston on Friends) without Ross.
The Morning Show has a 10-episode run in its first season. The first three chapters were released at the same time on November 1, 2019. The remaining seven chapters were broadcast one by one every Friday like the rest of the Apple TV + content. The last episode was broadcast on December 20, 2019.
Chapter 1 (1 × 01): In the dark night of the soul it is always 3:30 in the morning
Chapter 2 (1 × 02): A place at the table
Chapter 3 (1 × 03): Chaos is the new drug
Chapter 4 (1 × 04): That Woman
Chapter 5 (1 × 05): Nobody will hurt you while I'm here
Chapter 6 (1 × 06): The pendulum swings
Chapter 7 (1×07): Open Sea
Chapter 8 (1 × 08): Loneliness at the top
Chapter 9 (1 × 09): Move the queen
Chapter 10 (1 × 10): The Interview
Apple confirmed a few dates after its premiere that The Morning Show and other Apple TV + series were renewed for a second season. The filming of this began in early 2020, but in March it was confirmed that it was paralyzed due to the health alert for the coronavirus COVID-19. In summer 2021, the premiere was confirmed for the September 17, 2021.
Chapter 11 (2 × 01): The year that I like the least
Chapter 12 (2 × 02): It's like the flu
Chapter 13 (2×03): Laura
Chapter 14 (2×04): Killing the Fattest Calf
Chapter 15 (2×05): Ghosts
Chapter 16 (2×06): A reserved person
Chapter 17 (2 × 07): The Amara Vita
Chapter 18 (2×08): Confirmations
Chapter 19 (2×09): Testimony
Chapter 20 (2×10): Fever
Will there be a third season of The Morning Show?
Unlike what happened during the first season, which, while still on air, had a second confirmed, the series was not renewed until several weeks had passed since the end of the second. In this way, in January 2022 it was officially confirmed a new batch of episodes. It was also an open secret according to how the second ended.
Of course, hardly any data is known about the new episodes, either about their filming or their possible release date. In any case, it does not seem that it will arrive before 2023. What has been confirmed from Apple TV + is that the series will have a new showrunner, Charlotte Stoudt. This is known from other successful series like Homeland or House of Cards.
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