Apple has won a multiple outlet bidding war for a morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Apple picked up the untitled drama with a two season order (20 episodes total). Aniston and Witherspoon will star, executive produce, and co-own the show alongside Michael Ellenberg's Media Res company which is producing it.
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. Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV — which was previously in development at Lifetime as a TV movie — will provide additional background for the show, which is based on an original concept by Ellenberg.
The drama is Apple's second straight-to-series order picked up by Apple programming heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The first was Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories which will be produced by Spielberg in partnership with Bryan Fuller. The drama aims to "transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers."
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