The Morning Show has some news to report.
The media drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon has been renewed for a third season at Apple TV+ — with its third showrunner.
Charlotte Stoudt will take over as showrunner starting with season three. Kerry Ehrin, who developed The Morning Show and who served as showrunner on the first and second seasons, will serve as consultant on the third season while continuing to develop new series for Apple TV+ under her previously announced overall deal.
Stoudt marks The Morning Show‘s third showrunner in as many seasons. The WGA-award winner, who has previously worked on Fosse/Verdon, Homeland and House of Cards, has inked a multiple-year overall deal with Apple TV+ for scripted series. Ehrin, who replaced original showrunner Jay Carson as part of the show’s season one overhaul to include the #MeToo movement, was Apple’s first overall deal when she boarded The Morning Show as showrunner in April 2018.
The Morning Show, which is the flagship drama for the streamer, had returned with its timely 10-episode second season and a weekly rollout in September 2021, with the finale launching Nov. 19.
“It has been thrilling to watch The Morning Show go from strength to strength over the past two seasons, exploring topical storylines that have resonated with audiences around the world while also being incredibly addictive and entertaining,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We’re excited to see where Charlotte takes these extraordinary characters in season three and to watch the magic that Jennifer, Reese and our awe-inspiring cast continue to bring to the captivating world of morning television.”
The Morning Show is executive produced by Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, which also serves as the studio; along with Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine; and Mimi Leder, who will direct all of season three. Stoudt also joins the executive producing team.
“I’m excited to be joining forces with Apple TV+ and The Morning Show,” Stoudt said in a statement Monday. “The cast, led by the phenomenal Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, are truly to die for. Kerry, Mimi and Michael, and the teams at Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films, have created an irresistible world that is equally delicious and provocative.”
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter