Apple orders Witherspoon, Aniston drama in TV push

Apple orders Witherspoon, Aniston drama in TV push

ET confirmed that the pair would co-star in the series about TV morning shows in July. And, after Big Little Lies' success, we're eagerly awaiting Witherspoon's next TV project.

In addition to starring, Aniston and Witherspoon will also produce, as well as co-own the show (alongside Ellenberg).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple nabbed the rights to the coveted project after it sparked intense interest from multiple outlets over the summer, and has already given the show a two-season order.

The show, T.H.R. reports, will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how America's morning show stars really live and work-with some background inspiration from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. The series is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Jay Carson (House of Cards), who also serves as showrunner. The show does not have a title, and no scripts have yet been handed in.

In September, Witherspoon told People she and Aniston were having "so much fun brainstorming and laughing and sending each other emails" about the series.




As well as marking Jennifer's first regular small screen gig since Friends, the 20-episode drama will also see the two stars reunite for the first time since they portrayed sisters in the hugely-popular NBC sitcom in 2000.

It's a huge acquisition for Apple as it attempts to rival streamers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in the original programming space. Amblin Television's Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson exec produce the drama from Universal Television.

The company has now signed up Steven Spielberg and two award-winning actresses for its foray into television programming.

Aniston, who earned five Emmy nominations and won one for her role as Rachel Green on NBC's Friends, is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management and Hansen Jacobson.

Stelter is repped by ICM Partners.

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