The Morning Show airs on November 1
Words by Olivia Adams
We may not be getting a Friends reunion anytime soon (sob), but potentially the next best thing has happened – Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have joined forces to star in a brand-new TV series.
The movie moguls – who first worked together on the legendary show in 2000, playing sisters Rachel and Jill Green – are executive producers on The Morning Show, set to air on Apple TV+ on November 1.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday (if you didn’t know Jen had joined The Gram, shame on you), the star paid tribute to their time together on the iconic sit-com, by sharing a clip from episode The One With Rachel’s Sister.
She captioned the video, ‘My pain in the ass little burst of sunshine sister and I are working together again. But this time, we’ll be much kinder to one another. (Hmm, then again, we’ll just have to wait and see about that…)’
Reese commented under the video, ‘Still can’t have dairy … but I have YOU and that’s better’. Our hearts!
Here’s everything we know about The Morning Show so far…
The Morning Show touches on a #MeToo theme
The show focuses on the fallout from a sexual misconduct scandal at a pioneering TV station. Put simply, when Jen’s ‘TV husband’ is sacked, her character comes up with the idea of publicly announcing his replacement — Reese’s character — in order to thwart an executive who is trying to get rid of her. What could possibly go wrong?
Expect to see famous faces
Steve Carrell stars as the male breakfast show host who is sacked for sexual impropriety, leaving his ‘TV wife’, played by Aniston, as a ‘TV widow’.
It’s set Apple back a bob or two
‘The Morning Show’ is the flagship show for the launch of Apple TV+, so it’s not surprising the tech giant has put aside a huge budget for it. Would you have guessed $30 million ($15 per episode), though? Perhaps not. On top of this, Jen and Reese have landed a jaw-dropping $2 million per episode, and will collectively take home $20 million each for the entire season. Wow.
A second season is already confirmed
The pair signed a two-year deal, so let’s hope it’s well received…
■ Apple TV+ launches on November 1. The first three episodes of The Morning Show will be available then, with the other seven episodes released weekly