Actors Reese Witherspoon (L) and Jennifer Aniston speak during a special Apple event Steve Jobs took a Theatre in san francisco, California, united states, March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc is jumping into the streaming video wars, a new series is examining the allegations of sexual misconduct of a fictional morning tv broadcast, in a story that tackles problems, has been brought to life over the past two years, the #MeToo motion.
“The Morning Show” starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell was one of the original shows will be available starting Nov. 1) you can use the Apple TV, a new subscription video service.
Aniston, in her first TV role since rising to fame on “Friends,” is Alex Levy, a veteran journalist, who will teach her male co-anchor (with steve Carell) was fired in the midst of allegations of sexual harassment.
It echoes the real-life cases of powerful men who have lost their jobs following the misconduct allegations, to the address of the producer, Harvey Weinstein, who denies any non-consensual sexual intercourse.
“Jump into the cultural conversation has been so rich,” said Witherspoon, in an interview with Reuters. Television and movies help us to synthesize some of what we see on TV, and give us a human point of view.”
Witherspoon and Aniston served as executive producers on the 10-part series. Witherspoon said that the series has been put together by a “very gender-balanced creative team.”
“The Morning Show” and is also examining issues of age discrimination, and ethics in the news business. Witherspoon portrays a young reporter, to navigate the world of TV journalism, as well as the older Aniston has been worried about whether they will have to be removed from her anchor job.
“It’s a piece about the lies people tell themselves when they wake up in the morning,” the writer and executive producer Kerry Ehrin said.
Reporting by Alicia Powell; Writing by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Howard Goller