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‘The Morning Show’ season 2: Trailer, release date and everything else we know about the Apple TV Plus series

The Morning Show
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When Apple TV Plus launched in November of 2019, the primary feather in its cap was The Morning Show. The drama series produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon was the first original series from a company new to the content game and throwing tons of money to grab our attention. The positive is that The Morning Show, from creator Kerry Ehrin and Jay Carson, turned out to be an enjoyable and award-winning show.

Part of Apple TV Plus’ massive content push — including season two of Ted Lasso, Truth Be Told, See and the debuts of new original series including Physical, Foundation and Invasion — here is everything we know about The Morning Show season two.

What is the plot of ‘The Morning Show’?

The Morning Show is centered on a daily morning program that is rocked by scandal when one of its co-hosts, Mitch Kessler, gets tangled up in a sexual harassment scandal, leaving his former co-host, Alex Levy, to adjust to the new reality and a new co-host, Bradley Jackson.

The events of season two will pick up after season one’s finale when Alex and Bradley revealed live on national television the extent of corruption and abuse at the show’s network, UBA, and Alex not shying away from her own responsibility in those things. The new season will see how things are changing (or attempting to change) at UBA, some real-life inspired storylines and deal with the idea of how we present ourselves and how we really are.

Who is in ‘The Morning Show’ cast?

Headlining the cast of The Morning Show is Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy and Reese Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson. Other big names from the show include Steve Carell as Mitch Kesller, Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison, Mark Duplass as Charles Black and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Hannah Shoenfeld. The rest of the season one cast included Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Karen Pittman, Nestor Carbonell, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden.

The first season of The Morning Show earned eight Primetime Emmy nominations, most of which were for its cast, including Aniston, Crudup, Duplass and a guest turn from Martin Short. Crudup ended up winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Joining the cast for season two is Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Tara Karsian, Valeria Golino and Julianna Marguiles.

Will there be a 'The Morning Show' season 3?

With the second season of The Morning Show is wrapped up, Apple has officially announced that the Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon-led drama is getting a season 3 renewal, per The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). There was no word on when we could expect The Morning Show season 3.

However, with the new season will come some change. The Morning Show will have a new showrunner in season 3, as Charlotte Stoudt (Fosse/Verdon, Homeland, House of Cards) will take over from Kerry Ehrin, who is staying on as a consultant.

Is there a ‘The Morning Show’ trailer?

Apple TV Plus has been making a big push with all of its original programming, including offering a teaser of all its upcoming content and multiple show specific trailers. There have been two trailers for The Morning Show season two, with the most recent one giving us our best look yet at what to expect plot-wise. Watch it below. 

'The Morning Show' episode recaps

Catch up with each new episode of The Morning Show season two with What to Watch's reviews below:

'The Morning Show' 2.01 Review: My Least Favorite Year
'The Morning Show' 2.02 Review: It's Like the Flu
'The Morning Show' 2.03 Review: Laura
'The Morning Show' 2.04 Review: Kill the Fatted Calf
'The Morning Show' 2.05 Review: Ghosts
'The Morning Show' 2.06: A Very Private Person
'The Morning Show' 2.07: La Amara Vita
'The Morning Show' 2.08: Confirmations
'The Morning Show' 2.09: Testimony
'The Morning Show' 2.10: Fever 

How to watch ‘The Morning Show’

The Morning Show is an Apple TV Plus exclusive, which of course means that you will need an Apple TV Plus subscription to start watching it. It actually ranks as one of the cheaper streaming services among the majors, priced at $4.99 per month.

If you want to sample Apple TV Plus, a seven-day free trial is available for any consumers, or a three-month free trial is available for people who recently purchased a new Apple product. 

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.