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Apple’s drama The Morning Show is adding to its cast for season two.
Greta Lee and Ruairi O’Connor have joined the series, which is set to resume production on Oct. 19 after shutting down in the spring as the coronavirus pandemic spread. Apple has also confirmed that Steve Carell, who initially signed a one-year deal with the show, will return as a series regular.
The characters Lee and O’Connor are playing suggest that The Morning Show will dive into the world of streaming media in its second season. Lee (Russian Doll) will play Stella Bak, the young, ambitious leader of an online media company that caters to millennial and Gen Z audiences.
O’Connor (The Spanish Princess) will play Ty Fitzgerald, a charismatic and savvy YouTube star.
Along with Carell, the returning cast includes stars and executive producers Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, Emmy winner Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman and Desean Terry.
The show’s first season ended on a cliffhanger, with TV news anchors Alex Levy (Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) laying bare the toxic culture of the fictional network that employs them, including disgraced anchor Mitch Kessler’s (Carell) sexual assault of a staffer. The season ended with the network cutting off the show’s feed. “It’s like a huge building fell on everybody and it’s about escaping from the wreckage,” showrunner Kerry Ehrin told The Hollywood Reporter about the second season.
Lee is repped by UTA, Jackoway Tyerman, Range Media Partners and Relevant. O’Connor is repped by Independent Talent Group, Link and GGSSC.
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