Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's Morning Show Drama Is Headed to Apple

A close up view of a customer inspecting an iPhone 8 unit at the Apple Orchard store in Singapore 22 September 2017. The iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X were announced by tech giant Apple as the latest iterations of their iconic mobile CREDIT WOON EPA-EFE REX Shutterstock
Wallace Pearson | 09 November, 2017, 01:39

The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. Still, the untitled series, which has now been picked up by Apple's fledgling drama side, should allow them to show off a different dynamic. The show is based on the book "Top of the Morning" by CNN reporter Brian Stelter. Ms. Aniston's and Ms. Witherspoon's salaries are expected to be over $1 million an episode, according to a person who was pursuing the show.

After nearly 15 years away from the small screen, the Friends star is joining her former on-screen sister Reese Witherspoon in an Apple drama about the inner workings of a network morning show.

Apple spokeswoman Rita Cooper Lee also confirmed the company had ordered a remake of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series Amazing Stories.

Other parties interested in the as-yet-untitled, highly sought after show included Netflix Inc. and CBS Corp.'s Showtime. Witherspoon played "Jill Green, ' sister to Aniston's 'Rachel Green" on two episodes of Friends.

The show will take an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, while exploring the unique challenges faced by those working in the industry.

While Witherspoon just starred in Big Little Lies, the show marks Aniston's first regular TV role since Friends concluded in 2004. Jay Carson (House of Cards) will serve as head writer and showrunner.

Both Ms. Aniston and Ms. Witherspoon are represented by Creative Artists Agency. What seems clear, however, is that the announcement is intended to show Apple means business when it comes to making and distributing original content. Amblin Television's Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson exec produce the drama from Universal Television.

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