Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston TV Drama Finds Home at Apple

Apple spokeswoman Rita Cooper Lee also confirmed the company had ordered a remake of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series Amazing Stories.

In addition to starring, Aniston and Witherspoon will also produce, as well as co-own the show (alongside Ellenberg).

The now untitled Aniston-Witherspoon drama received a straight to series, two season order with ten episodes per season, and we're Madeline Martha Mackenzie-level excited.

The show will be executive produced by Ms. Aniston and her Echo Films production company, along with Ms. Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine company.

Jay Carson (House of Cards) is writing, executive producing, and serving as showrunner for the series. Witherspoon once starred as the sister to Aniston's Rachel Green character on "Friends" back in 2000.

The series, as yet untitled, will follow the lives of the morning show hosts there to wake America up each day, and the "unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual".

However, while details about the morning-show project are vague, given the setting of New York City and the cutthroat world of television news, the show will likely be fairly adult in content. Michael Ellenberg, the former head of drama at HBO, will also be an executive producer. The drama will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. To date, Apple's original projects Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke have been released on the subscription-based Apple Music platform, but tech analysts expect Apple to broaden that strategy.

The as-yet unnamed show, the first recurring TV role for Aniston since "Friends", is set in the world of morning television, Apple said Wednesday. She is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

Stelter is repped by ICM Partners.


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