When viewers left Morning Wars after the season two finale, Alex Levy (played by Jennifer Aniston) was battling COVID-19 amid moments of self-realisation. Bradley Copper (Reese Witherspoon) was embroiled in drama with her brother while her boss confessed his love for her. The show is on the cusp of the pandemic in 2020, and today Apple TV+ announced the series will be renewed for a third season.
Morning Wars has won accolades across the Emmys, SAGs and Critics Choice Awards. Aniston and Witherspoon serve as executive producers on the series while it is directed by Mimi Leder and produced by the studio Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films. Today’s announcement also included a new showrunner and executive producer for the forthcoming season, the highly-acclaimed Charlotte Stoudt.
“Our characters are two people with very similar goals but different ideologies because of their backgrounds,” Witherspoon explained during the premiere of the second season. “Jen’s character existed in a world that was dominated by men. Just the fact that she existed was all that mattered. My character is like, ‘Hold on, no, no, no. If you’re not bringing other women with you, what are you doing?’ [The women are] not antagonistic or competitive. It’s second-wave feminism meets fourth-wave feminism.”
The award-winning actresses form a huge cast including Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden, as well as new additions for season two Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Tara Karsian as Gayle Burns, a news producer; Valeria Golino and Julianna Margulies.