Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon Morning Show Drama Picked Up By Apple!


The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. Witherspoon and Aniston will also produce the show.

CNN's Brian Stelter will consult on the project, with his 2013 book "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV" serving as background material for the writers.

Emmy-nominated Jay Carson ("House of Cards") will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series, which does not have a launch date.

The series will be a drama set in the world of a network morning show.

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.

Apple hasn't said where people will be able to watch its shows, though the company hopes to release its first slate in 2019, Bloomberg reported in October. Michael Ellenberg, the former head of drama at HBO, will also be an executive producer. What seems clear, however, is that the announcement is intended to show Apple means business when it comes to making and distributing original content. In addition to Spielberg and Fuller, Amazing Stories is executive produced by Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson; and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.

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

Aniston came to fame as Rachel on the hit NBC comedy "Friends", which aired from 1994 to 2004. More recently, she scored an Emmy nom for her starring role in HBO's Big Little Lies with the limited series likely to return for a second season after taking home the win in the category.