Apple has released its first trailer for The Morning Show, a new series starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Billy Crudup, Néstor Carbonell, and Mark Duplass. The series is described as "an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual."
The tone is set when Aniston's character, a veteran morning show host, delivers some "sad and upsetting news" to the viewing audience, saying, "While I don't know the details of the allegations, Mitch Kessler, my co-host and partner of 15 years was fired today." The trailer does not reveal why Kessler, played by Carell, was fired, but Deadline calls it a Matt Lauer-esque scandal.
Breakdowns, drama, ego clashes and power struggles ensue, as "a new era" is heralded and Witherspoon's character, a field reporter who calls the program "barely news," is brought in to be groomed for Aniston's position.
According to Variety, "Apple ordered two seasons of the show, with 10 episodes per season streaming exclusively on Apple TV Plus." To watch the show, expected to be out this fall, you'll need to subscribe to the new service; pricing details have not been released yet.