The Apple TV+ original series “The Morning Show” will resume production on October 19, when the cast and crew return to resume filming the series’ second season.
While the production date is tentative due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the show’s main cast is expected to return in two weeks, says a Monday Deadline report. The returning cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Mark Duplass, and Billy Crudup.
While Carell had signed only a one-year deal, the show’s producers have made it clear that they were in the midst of securing a new deal with the actor to see his return.
Two episodes of “The Morning Show” had been filmed and were in the final production stages before the pandemic-forced production hiatus.
“I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season,” Mark Duplass told Deadline in August. They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.”
The Morning Show earned eight Emmy nominations this year and helped Apple earn 18 Emmy nominations, setting a record for the most nominations in a service’s first year. The streaming service scored its first Emmy win ever, as Billy Crudup’s received the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in “The Morning Show.”