If you haven’t had your coffee yet, no worries, because the amount of scandal-fueled screaming in the trailer for Apple TV+’s upcoming drama “The Morning Show” should wake you right up.
Released early Monday, the 2-minute, 50-second video opens with Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), co-anchor of early morning newscast “The Morning Show,” revealing on-air that her longtime co-host Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) has been fired over “allegations” she doesn’t know the “details” about. And Mitch, watching at home, uses a fire-poker to bash in her face on his TV.
Set to Supertramp’s “Goodbye Stranger,” the rest of the trailer features a great deal of screaming, as the “Morning Show” team struggles to survive in the wake of scandal and looks to replace Mitch with younger reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) — who might actually be gunning for Alex’s job.
According to Apple, the one-hour drama “explores the high-stakes world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, ‘The Morning Show’ explores ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.”
Along with Witherspoon and Aniston, who also executive produce, and Carell, the series stars Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Desean K. Terry, Jack Davenport and Janina Gavankar.
Apple says “The Morning Show” will debut on Apple TV+ this fall, though the company has yet to set a launch date or price for the streaming service.
“The Morning Show,” based partly on CNN media reporter Brian Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning,” is written by Kerry Ehrin and directed by Mimi Leder, who are both executive producers. Michael Ellenberg also executive produces.
Watch the trailer above.