The drama centers on the staff of a network news program supported by an anchor’s sexual misconduct. It debuted in 2019 and returns on Fridays (new episodes streaming weekly).
In the final minutes of the inaugural season, veteran co-host Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and his co-anchor, Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), singled out UBA Network president Fred Micklen (Tom Irwin) as a supporter of sexual misconduct by Levi’s former desk mate Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), a stand-in for Matt Lauer of NBC’s “Today” appears to be.
Witherspoon says, “Season 1 is more about the ongoing upheaval by the network that peaks in this huge moment of change, and then where we start with Season 2, that’s what happens when something big happens at the workplace.” Is.”
“Everyone got fired. Everyone got a new job that wasn’t fired, and we’re navigating who’s in charge, what do I do with the power, do I want the power? There are too many questions.”
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aniston Alex is also battling questions after “the rose-colored glasses come off”. In the first season finale, Alex is shaken after learning Mitch, his close friend, took advantage of a young Booker on the show, who ended up overdosing after recounting the trauma. Alex ends up leaving the morning program.
“I don’t think she’s ever looked inside and asked these questions, but I think she’s ultimately asking the tough questions: ‘Who am I? How did I get here?’” aniston it is said. “The job was so No. 1, and everything she cared about fell over the edge, and she was left so alone. And the need to be relevant and the need to be on top was so important that it was just collusion.” And she turned a blind eye to things she shouldn’t have seen, because it didn’t matter.”
upcoming season trailer Shows network executive Corey Ellison (billy cruduphandjobwho won an Emmy for the role) was begging Alex to return to “The Morning Show.” He pleads: “You are the only thing that can save us.” Ratings have plummeted, and it seems that viewers consider Bradley to be a flash in the pan.
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Aniston says that Alex foolishly believes “all the knowledge she gathers and self-awareness can take her back to the same hall she walked in before. But there are still a lot of bodies buried, and suddenly the walls.” starts crawling on her and stops at her. She’s trying to survive and survive at any cost again. Then she has a real reckoning, comes to a real Jesus when something very There are emotional states that I think eventually lead her to really really understand the core of who she is.”
Die-hard truth Taylor Bradley isn’t going down without a fight. She declares in this season’s trailer: “I’m not going to quit.”
“There’s a lot of exploration in my character: who he is as a businessman versus what’s going on in his personal life,” witherspoon it is said. “She’s exploring a new relationship that’s really exciting to her, but then it becomes very public, and it’s really confusing. Then her brother, who is battling addiction, goes to her Comes in handy. There’s just so much complexity. It’s messy.”
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The season also borrows other details from real life, revisiting the early days of COVID-19 pandemic. For Aniston, the mirroring of reality makes more sense than trying to ignore the plague.
“Weirdly, it was great to be able to do that,” she says. “I’d feel even stranger — I don’t know — doing a western or something and you really just had to live in an alternate universe where COVID doesn’t exist.
“In the eight months/nine months, when we were laid off, the writers were rewriting the show and watching the news show to try to figure out the new benchmark and how they would continue to broadcast and distribute the news. So (they were) trying to figure out how we could weave this into our show without hurting people’s heads with it ’cause of course you’re like, ‘I don’t know. COVID How long is it going to be around? Are people going to want to hear about COVID?’”