Greta Lee (“Russian Doll,” “High Maintenance”) and Ruairi O’Connor (“The Spanish Princess,” “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) have joined the upcoming season two of Apple’s series, “The Morning Show.” The praised series, executive produced and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and produced by Media Res, will restart production on October 19, following its production hiatus.
Greta Lee will playStella Bak, a young, ambitious leader of an online media company that caters to a millennial and Gen Z audience. Lee is represented by UTA, Kim Jaime at Jackoway Tyerman, Range Media Partners and Relevant.
O’Connor will star as Ty Fitzgerald, a charismatic and savvy YouTube star. O’Connor is represented by Independent Talent Group , Link and GGSSC.
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Lee and O’Connor will join returning stars for the second season of “The Morning Show,” including Jennifer Aniston (‘Alex Levy’), Reese Witherspoon (‘Bradley Jackson’), Steve Carell (‘Mitch Kessler’), Billy Crudup (‘Cory Ellison’), Mark Duplass (‘Chip Black’), Nestor Carbonell (‘Yanko Flores’), Bel Powley (‘Claire Conway’), Karen Pittman (‘Mia Jordan’) and Desean Terry (‘Daniel Henderson’).
In addition to “The Morning Show” co-star Billy Crudup winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, the series has been honored with a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Jennifer Aniston, and a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Crudup. The drama has also earned eight Primetime Emmy Awards overall, along with three Golden Globe Award nominations, and was nominated for Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association this year. Globally, the series has been nominated for a TV Choice Award for Best New Drama.
“The Morning Show” explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the minefield of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” is an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace.
The series is executive produced by Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, which also serves as the studio, along with Jennifer Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine; and Mimi Leder, who also directs several episodes. The series is developed by Kerry Ehrin, who serves as showrunner and is an executive producer.
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