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The Morning Show season 2: Release date, cast, trailer and latest news for Apple TV+ show

The topical series will reportedly focus on COVID-19 for its second season.

The Morning Show season 2
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Published: Thursday, 16th September 2021 at 12:43 pm

Fictional TV anchors Alex and Bradley are back for The Morning Show season two after a seriously successful first outing.

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon lead the star-studded cast of the Apple TV Plus (and Emmy-winning) series.

We've had a first look trailer for The Morning Show season two, which welcomes The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies to the team.

The action will pick up right after Alex and Bradley condemned the morning news show's toxic and misogynistic culture during a live broadcast.

With egg very much on the faces of their teams, the series will no doubt explore the fall-out of the drama. Plus, season two will centre itself during the coronavirus pandemic which changed the way most companies function.

Read on for everything you need to know about The Morning Show season two.

When is The Morning Show season 2 out?

CONFIRMED: The Morning Show season two will premiere 17th September 2021 exclusively on Apple TV Plus.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

The Morning Show season 2 plot

Filming for The Morning Show season two's opening two episodes had reportedly already begun earlier this year in March prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing production to grind to a halt. However, it looks like that when filming resumes in October 2020, the scripts may have changed.

While season one of The Morning Show was rewritten to reflect the #MeToo movement, it seems that season two's main storyline will be as equally topical, this time focussing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season,” series star Mark Duplass told Deadline in August. "They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.”

The Morning Show season 2 cast

Steve Carell – The Morning Show
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All the series leads and regulars are reportedly returning, including Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, host of a popular US morning talk show, and Reese Witherspoon as field reporter Bradley Jackson.

The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies will join the cast as a new mentor figure for Bradley: broadcasting icon Laura Peterson.

"Laura started kind of like a Dateline show. She's a UBA star and an icon at a Diane Sawyer level," explained show runner Kerry Ehrin in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We wanted to create a mentor figure for Bradley that was somebody who does things differently."

Also returning from season one are Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman and Desean Terry. It's also confirmed that Steve Carell will reprise his role as Mitch Kessler, Alex's on-air partner of 15 years who is fired in season one in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.

The only regular not returning is Gugu Mbatha-Raw (as Hannah), for reasons relating to season one's plot.

The Morning Show season 2 trailer

Yes, you can watch the teaser trailer for The Morning Show season two (released in June 2021) here.

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If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.

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