High-Profile Series Shuffles Showrunners

Apr 4, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The creator and showrunner of an eagerly anticipated drama series has left the show over creative differences. Variety reports that the untitled series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, which is in the works at Apple, parted ways with Jay Carson.

Expected to take over is drama veteran Kerry Ehrin (“Bates Motel”), with Apple reportedly working on closing an overall deal with her. The new series, focusing on the goings-on behind the scenes of a morning show, is produced by Media Res, with Aniston’s Echo Films and Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banners also involved.

“The untitled morning show drama marks Apple’s first major swing in the premium drama arena,” Variety notes. “The tech giant’s fledgling video arm in November set a massive deal with Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res banner.”

The show has an order for two 10-episode seasons at Apple.

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