Everything To Know About The Morning Show Season 3

Plus, a first look at the new installment.

by Bustle Staff
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Jennifer Aniston on 'The Morning Show.' Photo via Apple TV+
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When The Morning Show was given a two-season order in 2019, director and producer Mimi Leder described the project as a limited series. But the show, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as rival TV co-hosts, soon gained an avid fan base — as well as awards season acclaim — and in the end, it was renewed for a third season in January 2022.

Early Season 3 updates had been few and far between, but several major announcements finally came at the end of the summer. In August 2022, for example, Witherspoon posted a video on Instagram from The Morning Show set, revealing that the new season had started filming. “We are backkkkkkkk!” she wrote in the caption. By February 2023, Aniston announced on Instagram that Season 3 had wrapped filming, promising “so much more to come.”

She wasn’t wrong. While sharing an official behind-the-scenes set photo of Witherspoon and Aniston on May 1, Apple announced an early The Morning Show Season 4 renewal, too.

But first, here’s everything to know about The Morning Show Season 3 — including its just-announced release date and new photos from the next installment.

The Morning Show Season 3 Cast

(Warning: major spoilers about the first two seasons below!) Aniston and Witherspoon are set to return, as is Julianna Margulies, whose character Laura Peterson joined the show in Season 2.

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Fans may also be wondering what will come of Steve Carell’s character, Mitch Kessler — Alex’s former co-host who was killed at the end of Season 2. Even though the ousted Morning Show host is definitely dead, former showrunner Kerry Ehrin has stated that his storyline may not be finished. “There are a couple of different things I could see happening,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Additionally, some fresh faces will join the series for its third season. Earlier this month, Deadline reported that Jon Hamm will join The Morning Show as Paul Marks, “a corporate titan who sets his sights on UBA.” Weeks later, it was also announced that Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth) will play Christina Hunter, a “grounded, competitive and charismatic millennial” anchor on The Morning Show. Recurring stars Tig Notaro, Stephen Fry, and Natalie Morales, are also on board for Season 3.

There are some shake-ups coming behind the camera, too. Kerry Ehrin, the showrunner of the first two seasons, stepped down from her post. She remains on the series as a consultant, per Deadline, while Charlotte Stoudt (Fosse/Verdon) will take over as showrunner and executive producer for Season 3.

The Morning Show Season 3 Plot

In its prior two seasons, The Morning Show was reworked at the last minute to incorporate real world events as they unfolded, like the #MeToo movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter protests. However, Leder is eager to move on from at least one of those storylines. "If there is [a third season], it will not be about COVID. I promise you that,” she told Town & Country.

Witherspoon dropped a couple more small teases in January. “We’re nearly done shooting Season 3. It’s so good,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “We obviously added Jon Hamm, which has been so fun. We have all these new cast members who have just upped the game. . . . I will say, there is lots of romance this year.”

Per Apple TV+’s official synopsis, “the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. Unexpected alliances form, private truths are weaponized, and everyone is forced to confront their core values both in and out of the newsroom.”

The Morning Show Season 3 Premiere Date

The Morning Show will return with the first two episodes of its 10-episode season on Sept. 13. While there’s no trailer yet, the streamer did release a new photo of the upcoming installment.

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This post will be updated as more The Morning Show Season 3 details become available.

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