After a long delay, the official trailer was released Monday for the new Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon series “The Morning Show” from Apple TV, and from the looks of it viewers could be in for a bumpy ride reminiscent of the classic film “All About Eve.”
“In the clip released Monday morning, talk show co-host Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) surprises the producers in the control room by announcing the firing of her on-air co-host of 15 years, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell),” The New York Post’s Page Six reports. “Much like the ‘Today’ show after Matt Lauer was shown the door following allegations of sexual misconduct, the network decides the politically correct solution to the problem is to hire a woman as his replacement.
“Enter Reese Witherspoon. In the umpteenth iteration of her classic role as Tracy Flick in ‘Election,’ the steel magnolia, her usual Arctic blond hair knocked down a few shades to brown, plays ambitious underdog Bradley Jackson — a reporter in the field who is clearly out of her depth in the hosting chair but who can smell fear on Levy, determined by network brass to have passed her ‘sell-by date,’ and goes in for the kill.”
Here’s the clip …