9:18am PT by Rick Porter
Julianna Margulies Joins Apple's 'Morning Show'
Apple's The Morning Show is adding another A-list actress to its cast.
Julianna Margulies has joined the drama's second season. The three-time Emmy winner will play Laura Peterson, a news anchor at the fictional UBA network. She teased the announcement in an Instagram post early Wednesday.
Margulies will recur in season two and is the fourth new cast member to come aboard The Morning Show for season two, joining regulars Greta Lee and Ruairi O'Connor and guest star Hasan Minhaj. She's set to appear in a majority of the episodes, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman and Desean Terry are all set to return. Production is underway on the second season, though Apple hasn't set a premiere date for the series.
The Morning Show ended its first season on a cliffhanger, with network brass cutting off the broadcast feed as morning anchors Alex (Aniston) and Bradley (Witherspoon) were coming clean with viewers about their employer's toxic workplace culture and the coverup of a sexual assault committed by former anchor Mitch (Carell). The second season will deal in part with "escaping from the wreckage" of those revelations, showrunner Kerry Ehrin told The Hollywood Reporter.
Margulies most recently had a recurring part on Showtime's Billions. The former Good Wife and ER star's recent credits also include National Geographic's The Hot Zone, AMC's Dietland and features Three Christs and The Upside. She is repped by WME, Wolf-Kasteler Public Relations and Gendler & Kelly.