Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston to Star in Morning Show Drama Series

The A-listers' previously announced collaboration, a dramatic series exploring the behind-the-scenes action of daily morning shows and its players, has officially been ordered to series by Apple for two seasons.

However, while details about the morning-show project are vague, given the setting of New York City and the cutthroat world of television news, the show will likely be fairly adult in content.

Apple has agreed to two seasons of 10 episodes each, a hefty commitment, and beat out other contenders like Netflix and Showtime that were vying for the show. Aniston and Witherspoon will star, executive produce and co-own the show alongside Michael Ellenberg's Media Res company, which produces the show for Apple. (A second installment is in the works.) The series also reunites the duo after Witherspoon's guest star turn as Aniston's sister on Friends.

The show will be executive produced by Ms. Aniston and her Echo Films production company, along with Ms. Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine company.

Friends star Jennifer Aniston has made the leap back into the TV world with producing partner Reese Witherspoon.


Reimagining the original anthology, Amazing Stories, executive produced by Spielberg in partnership with Bryan Fuller, "will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers".

It's a huge acquisition for Apple as it attempts to rival streamers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in the original programming space.

The company has now signed up Steven Spielberg and two award-winning actresses for its foray into television programming.

Aniston, who earned five Emmy nominations and won one for her role as Rachel Green on NBC's Friends, is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management and Hansen Jacobson.

Both actresses were nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, which Kidman took home.


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