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. Just how Apple plans on delivering the series remains a mystery at this point, though, since THR notes it has yet to launch its own television streaming service. (It has, however, used Apple Music to introduce original web series, including a version of "Carpool Karaoke," so perhaps the company is planning a similar trajectory for this show as well.)
There's still time to figure out those logistics, though, since it was just announced that the show has acquired an additional source to use as background material. Now, the drama will also draw on media reporter Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV," in addition to an original concept from producer Michael Ellenberg.
Here's what's known about the plot so far, per THR:
The show is described as an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual.
This will mark Aniston's first return to a regular series role since "Friends" signed off on NBC back in 2004. Witherspoon (who had a memorable guest arc on "Friends" as Rachel's little sister, Jill, and who has remained pals with Aniston since) scored her first Emmy nomination earlier this year for her work on HBO limited series "Big Little Lies," and also recently had a guest turn on "The Mindy Project."
In addition to starring, Aniston and Witherspoon will also produce, as well as co-own the show (alongside Ellenberg). It's exciting to see these actresses take charge of their creative futures, and we can't wait to watch the finished product.
No premiere date has been announced yet. Stay tuned.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]