Created by Jay Carson and developed by Kerry Ehrin, ‘The Morning Show’ is a news drama series that follows the daily lives of the staff and anchors of the eponymous breakfast news program. The show was made with Brian Stelter’s 2013 non-fiction book ‘Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV’ serving as the inspiration. After her partner of 15 years is fired amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, TV host Alex Levy finds herself in a bitter struggle to keep her job. As a desperate measure, she recruits Bradley Jackson – an opinionated and brutally honest field reporter – to be her new partner.
The series originally released on November 1, 2019. The show received a lot of attention for its star-studded cast. However, some critics felt that the series fell short of what it meant to achieve, with its focus on timely issues such as sexual harassment and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the narrative is quite engaging and has left fans wanting more. So, if you have watched both seasons and are wondering if and when season 3 will debut, we’ve got you covered.
The Morning Show Season 3 Release Date
‘The Morning Show’ season 2 premiered on September 17, 2021, on Apple TV+ and concluded on November 19, 2021. The second season consists of ten episodes that are 50-63 minutes long.
As for season 3, here is what we know. Neither Apple executives nor show creators have yet confirmed the development of the third season. However, in an interview in October 2021, Mimi Leder, a director and executive producer on the series, said that while she didn’t have anything to confirm at the time, it was evident that the audience loved the show. She also revealed that the series has more stories to tell.
The intermediate period between the first two seasons is about two years, which includes the delay caused by the pandemic. Taking that into consideration, we can speculate that a new season may not take as long to wrap up production. Keeping that in mind, we can expect ‘The Morning Show’ season 3 to release sometime in Q4 2022.
The Morning Show Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?
‘The Morning Show’ season 2 stars Jennifer Aniston (Alex Levy), Reese Witherspoon (Bradley Jackson), Billy Crudup (Cory Ellison), Mark Duplass (Charlie “Chip” Black), Néstor Carbonell (Yanko Flores), and Desean Terry (Daniel Henderson). Others who appear in the second installment are Karen Pittman (Mia Jordan), Julianna Margulies (Laura Peterson), Greta Lee (Stella Bak), Ruairi O’Connor (Ty Fitzgerald), Marcia Gay Harden (Maggie Brener), and Victoria Tate (Rena Robinson).
Katie Aselton (Madeleine), Valeria Golino (Paola Lambruschini), and Tom Irwin (Fred Micklen) play significant roles too. So, most of the cast members will likely reprise their roles. However, Steve Carell (Mitch Kessler) will not return in the prospective season 3 as his character dies in season 2. But there is a possibility of seeing him in flashback scenes. Additionally, we can expect to see some new faces, whereas some actors from season 1 might be back too.
The Morning Show Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?
In season 2, Bradley comes into her own as an anchor and begins a relationship with Laura Peterson. On the other hand, Chip comes back to UBA as Bradley’s producer. In the season finale, Alex is diagnosed with COVID, and Chip convinces her to host a show about her experience with the disease. Moreover, things aren’t going too smoothly for Cory as his UBA+ launch is canceled due to rising COVID cases. On a different note, Bradley finds her brother. Daniel decides to take control of his destiny, but Mia tries to persuade him not to leave UBA.
In October 2021, Leder stated that if season 3 happened, it would not be about COVID. This makes sense, given ‘The Morning Show’ often reflects the real-world headlines in its narrative. However, the subplots may reflect the repercussions of COVID. Alex’s show on the outbreak will probably change the public opinion of her, while Chip could test positive due to the prolonged exposure.
In the potential season 3, Daniel might become Bradley’s co-anchor on the Morning Show, with Alex either starting to host her new primetime show or quitting UBA once more. If the show returns for its third round, Bradley will possibly have a discussion with Cory since he confesses his feelings for her in the season 2 finale.
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