Apple has released a full-length trailer for its upcoming TV+ original series The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass in the lead. The trailer gives us our first look at the show and its premise that centers around newsreader Alex Levy (Aniston) and her fight to keep her job from aspiring journalist Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) in the wake of a scandal that costs her co-anchor Mitch Kessler (Carell) his job on the show.
The Morning Show has been inspired by CNN correspondent Brian Stelter’s 2013 book Top of the Morning that had the rivalry between NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America as its premise. The trailer opens with Aniston announcing that her co-host and partner of 15 years, Mitch (Carell) has been fired from the show due to a scandal. A visibly upset Carell is shown wrecking his television set as he screams in anguish. He claims that his life ended for no apparent good reason, while the show’s executives who are busy trying to salvage the show says that they “are in the middle of an epic rebirth”.
The trailer is interesting enough and the two lead actresses steal the show. Aniston and Witherspoon battle it out at the newsroom as the executives feel the former’s “sell-by date expired years ago” and they want Aniston “to start grooming some new people”. However, the best part of the trailer comes when we see Aniston heading a meeting and declares to the largely male executive board of the show, “The part you guys never seem to realize is that you don't have the power anymore. And frankly, I've let you bozos handle this long enough. We are doing this my way.”
The Morning Show has been written by showrunner Kerry Ehrin. She is also the executive producer along with Aniston, Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Mimi Leder, Lauren Levy Neustadter, and Kristin Hahn. The show is directed by Mimi Leder. The Morning Show will release in autumn on Apple TV+, probably headlining the service's global launch on the same day.
Watch the trailer here: