'The Morning Show' Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer and Plot

The Morning Show was automatically given a two-season order by Apple TV+ back in 2017. Season 1 premiered in November 2019 and now season 2 has finally been given a release date. Thankfully for fans of the drama series, there is not too much longer to wait. Newsweek has everything you need to know about season 2 of The Morning Show, including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.

When Is 'The Morning Show' Season 2 Out?

The wait for season 2 of The Morning Show is almost over. It will premiere on Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+.

The show was initially supposed to arrive in November 2020 but faced severe delays as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new season will air exclusively on Apple TV+. You can sign up for a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+ and after the trial has expired, you can subscribe to Apple TV+ for $4.99 per month.

Who Stars in 'The Morning Show' Season 2?

The entire main cast is back for the second season of The Morning Show.

This means Jennifer Aniston is back as The Morning Show co-host Alex Levy and Reese Witherspoon as fellow host, Bradley Jackson.

The Office's Steve Carell returns as Mitch Kessler alongside Gypsy's Billy Crudup as Cory Ellison, a UBA executive.

Goliath star Mark Duplass has reprised his role as Charlie "Chip" Black, a former executive producer on The Morning Show.

Also returning for season 2 are Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, and Desean Terry.

There are also a few new faces joining the cast of The Morning Show.

The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies will star as Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News in the new season.

Joining Margulies is comedian Hasan Minhaj as Eric, who joins The Morning Show alongside Russian Doll's Greta Lee as Stella Bak, the leader of an online media company.

The Spanish Princess star Ruairi O'Connor takes on the role of Ty Fitzgerald, a young social media star

What Will Happen in 'The Morning Show' Season 2?

Season 1 of The Morning Show ended on a huge cliffhanger, with Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon), exposing the misogyny, toxicity and sexual misconduct on The Morning Show with audiences live on air.

Before anything could be done, the feed to the nationally broadcast breakfast show cut out and The Morning Show went off the air.

The second season will see Alex and Bradley's working relationship take a turn for the worse due to the fallout of their scathing announcement.

It will be set in 2020 during the height of the pandemic and is set to include a COVID-19 storyline.

Speaking to Deadline in August 2020, Jennifer Aniston teased showrunner Kerry Ehrin is "back to the drawing board" as a result of the pandemic.

She said: "We are incorporating COVID in a way that is so exciting. I mean, I'm not calling COVID exciting by any stretch of the imagination, but in terms of where season 1 ended, because the covers were being pulled on the network.

"Alex has a breakdown/breakthrough on live television, and for whatever reason, it's like complete awareness, like she just popped into reality and was like, 'What the f--k?' ... So, we're entering season 2 with, okay, this enormous seismic shift has just taken place, and we went to black, and we're out. Now what?"

The Morning Show season 2
"The Morning Show" season 2 will premiere Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+. Apple TV

Is There a Trailer for 'The Morning Show' Season 2?

Yes, thankfully there is a trailer for The Morning Show season 2 to keep fans in suspense ahead of the new season.

The trailer begins with the news that Alex has publicly quit The Morning Show and Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup) is determined to get her back.

The trailer also teases Alex has been replaced by a new host on the morning news circuit.

Throughout the trailer, Alex and Bradley's friendship becomes more and more strained, leaving viewers wondering if the pair will ever reunite on screen.

As the trailer draws to a close, it looks like Alex is taking matters into her own hands and is doing a very public interview about her experience on The Morning Show.

In the interview, she is asked: "There's been a lot written about The Morning Show and lust for ratings that made even the worst behavior permissible. Do you feel that the important issues have been addressed?"

The trailer then comes to a close with Alex holding back tears, staring angrily down the camera lens.

In the meantime, the entire first season of The Morning Show is available to stream via Apple TV+ now.

The Morning Show season 2 premieres on Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+.

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