Jennifer Aniston is welcoming in a new era of morning news. The latest The Morning Show trailer gives a first look at Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as news anchors in crisis. Yes, this morning show isn’t just delivering the news; it’s, unfortunately, become the news.
The trailer for the Apple+ original starts with Aniston sharing the news that her co-anchor of 15 years, Mitch Kessler, played by Steve Carell, has been fired after allegations of sexual misconduct in a story that is pulled straight from the headlines. The Morning Show deals with the aftermath of this #MeToo moment, which some see as a major crisis. While others see it as an “epic rebirth,” like Billy Crudup’s network executive. It’s a chance for the network to bring in some new blood.
That’s where Reese Witherspoon’s young and plucky reporter comes in. She’s all about honesty and this inadvertently might lead to Aniston’s breakdown. “Most people want to trust that the person who is telling them about the world is an honest person,” Witherspoon says, taking a long pause as she stares at Aniston. “Like you.”
The Morning Show is slated to premiere this fall on Apple’s new streaming service.