Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon And Steve Carell To Star In New Apple Series
Jennifer Aniston announced she's returning to the small screen for her first big TV role since 'Friends'.
Aniston joined Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell at the launch of the tech giant's new streaming service, Apple TV+, and revealed that they've been working on a brand new series about the chaotic world of morning television.
"Through the prism of those under-slept, over-adrenalised people in front of and behind the camera, we take an honest look at the complex relationships between women and men in the workplace, and we engage in the conversation people are a little too afraid to have unless they’re behind closed doors," Aniston explained at the star-studded Apple event in California.
Witherspoon -- who played Aniston's little sister on Friends back in 2000 -- added that The Morning Show was "seen through the eyes of two ambitious, aspirational female characters".
"And a prominent male," joked Carrell.
The Morning Show is just one of many new projects that has been greenlit for Apple TV+ -- with dozens of other original TV shows and films planned.
Apple has enlisted heavyweight ~creators~ including Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jennifer Garner, the muppets of Sesame Street, Kumail Nanjiani and OPRAH WINFREY for the new service that's expected to give Netflix a run for its money.
Here are some of the projects that are heading to Apple TV+ later this year.
A Steven Spielberg Anthology Series
While Spielberg has recently been locked in a feud with Netflix -- claiming films from the streaming service shouldn't be eligible for the Academy Awards -- it seems he's more than happy to sign on with rival Apple TV+.
The iconic director appeared at the Apple event to announce 10-episodes of Amazing Stories -- a reboot of NBC's sci-fi series from the late '80s.
'The Most Stimulating Book Club On The Planet'
Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Apple for two documentaries -- one will focus on mental health, the other on toxic workplaces -- and will reboot her Oprah Winfrey Show book club with a bit of a refresh.
"There’s nothing more thrilling than being transported by a brilliant book!" Oprah said, adding that the new show would be"the biggest, the most vibrant, the most stimulating book club on the planet."
Little America is a new series from comedian Kumail Nanjiani, best known for role on Silicon Valley and his semi-autobiographical feature film, The Big Sick.
Nanjiani has been working on Little America with his wife, writer Emily V. Gordon -- and the show is reportedly going to look at life in the United States as an immigrant.
Singer Sara Bareilles ("Love Song") and director J.J Abrams (Star Wars: Episode VII) have teamed up to create a “a funny, romantic show about what is hard and wonderful and transformative" set in New York.
Aquaman's Jason Momoa will star in this sci-fi drama as warrior Baba Ross, alongside Alfre Woodard, a priestess and advisor named Paris. The series is set in world that's been struck by a virus that renders the whole world blind (get it, See?) and leaves just a few million survivors.
Emily Dickinson With A ~Twist~
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) will star as 1800s poet Emily Dickinson in this period comedy with the hilarious Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) playing her mother.
ARE You Sleeping?
Based on the novel of the same name by Kathleen Barber, this series looks at the recent obsession we all have with true crime stories. Are You Sleeping? stars Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul and Ron Cephas Jones.
Executive produced by Chris Evans, Defending Jacob is also based on a novel (by William Landay) about a father "dealing with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old murderer". The series will star Chris Evans, Michelle Fockery and Jaeden Martell.
Apple TV+ will reportedly launch sometime between September and November this year and we can't wait.
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