In this newsroom drama, Jennifer Aniston plays Alex Levy, presenter of America’s main breakfast news show. When her co-host and partner Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) is let go for sexual abuse allegations, Levy’s personal and professional life turns upside-down. Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), a news reporter with presenting ambitions, poses an equal threat to Levy’s prime position on the show.
Jennifer Aniston stars as Alex Levy, presenter of The Morning Show
Apple’s television drama looks set to be fresh and contemporary. There’s anger, tension and perhaps realistic career commotion (Aniston went behind the scenes at Good Morning America to gain inspiration for the role). And with sexual harassment allegations playing a large part, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t embrace its relevance. After all, big bosses being fired after such allegations isn’t something that happens very often.
The Morning Show sparks relatability with its career-driven women being slated as too big for their boots, judged on their appearance, or past their sell-by date. It makes no secret of the fact that ageing is a difficult process for women in the public sphere. Witherspoon's character is even known as ‘Bradley’, typically a man’s name.
What does that say about how women have to behave to achieve career success, or the way the world views them if they do? All food for thought in Apple’s new drama.
Pegged for two seasons of 10 episodes, The Morning Show is set to be one of most pertinent shows on offer at Apple TV+.
The Morning Show is available on Apple TV+ from 1 November
|What||The Morning Show, Apple TV+: release date, trailer, photos, cast, plot|
01 Nov 19 – 01 Nov 20, ON APPLE TV+
|Price||£4.99 per month for Apple TV+|
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