‘The Morning Show’ returns for season 3, with some changes
The morning show, one of AppleTV + ‘s flagship shows that caused a stir in season one but was stymied by production delays and creative complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in season two, gets a third season.
And he also gets a new showrunner. Charlotte Stoudt, award-winning screenwriter and critically acclaimed Fosse / Verdon executive co-producer, succeeds Kerry Ehrin, who developed the program for AppleTV +.
Stoudt did not specify any changes she would make to the show’s creative direction.
“I am delighted to join forces with those of Apple TV + and The morning show“Stoudt said in a statement.” The cast, led by phenomenal Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, is truly to die for. Kerry, [Director] Mimi [Leder] and [executive producer] Michael [Ellenberg], and the teams at Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films have created an irresistible world that is both delicious and provocative.
Ehrin will remain a consultant on the show, which follows behind the scenes of fiction Morning show, a morning chat on a major network met with resounding success with a Matt Lauer-style scandal when the longtime co-host was forced to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
In season two, echoes of #MeToo often took precedence over actual news that a news drama couldn’t afford to ignore. The first season debuted in the fall of 2019, amid the booming launch of the new streaming service AppleTV +, and it generated buzz for the performances of series stars Aniston (who plays Alex), Witherspoon (Bradley ) and Steve Carell (Mitch) as well as accolades from the critics and industry awards.
But season two was delayed by the pandemic, which also forced creative changes in the series. This resulted in a roughly two-year gap between season one and season two, and when the program returned it often seemed creatively overwhelmed by tackling so many divergent storylines (Bradley’s sexuality, the attempted redemption of Mitch, Alex’s Return) set on the cusp of the pandemic.
The second season also saw the addition of several new characters, played by heavy hitters like Julianna Margulies.
Stoudt signed a global agreement with Apple by joining the show. She has worked on programs including Country and Card castle, where she was both producer and screenwriter.
Ehrin will also develop new programs for Apple.
“It’s fascinating to watch The morning show have grown stronger over the past two seasons, exploring topical storylines that resonated with audiences around the world while being incredibly addicting and entertaining, ”said Matt Cherniss, Head of Programming, Apple TV +. “We’re excited to see where Charlotte takes these amazing characters in season three and to see the magic that Jennifer, Reese and our awesome cast continue to bring to the gripping world of morning television.”