The Morning Show on Apple TV+ has roped in Hasan Minhaj to play a pivotal role in season two of the drama series.
This will be the American comedian’s first foray into drama. Minhaj will be playing the role of Eric, a charismatic rising star, who joins the team of ‘The Morning Show’.
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell will be reprising their roles in the second season, along with Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, among others. Greta Lee and Ruairi O’Connor have also joined the star cast this season.
The web series drew its inspiration from Brian Stelter’s non-fiction book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. The Apple TV+ series highlights the ruthless world of morning news and the people who make it possible for the citizens of America to wake up in the mornings.
Co-produced by Aniston and Witherspoon’s production companies, it revolves around Alex Levy (portrayed by Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (portrayed by Witherspoon), as the two ladies steer their careers in uncertain times.
It focuses on the goings-on in the world of news telecast, where there are scandals not only in front of the camera but behind it as well. It will be interesting to see where the character of Eric fits in, especially after the way the first season wrapped up.
The Morning Show season 1 received both critical acclaim and love from its viewers as it unapologetically depicted the power dynamics between working women and men in the same industry.
The web series resumed production on its second season last month following a pandemic-related production hiatus. The first season premiered on Apple TV+ on November 1, 2019.
Earlier this year, Minhaj’s comedy talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was axed by Netflix after a hugely successful six-season run.
Watch this space for upcoming announcements. Meanwhile, watch the drama unfold in the official trailer of the first season of The Morning Show: