We finally have our first glimpse of Jennifer Aniston’s long-awaited return to television. The Friends alum stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. Based on CNN’s Brian Stelter’s 2013 book Top of the Morning, in which he chronicles the rivalry between Good Morning America and the Today show, the series has been called by Apple a “high-stakes drama that pulls back the curtain on early-morning TV.” And the freshly dropped trailer proves it’s just that—with an emphasis on the drama.
While we don’t actually see any of the actors (who all star as key players on the morning TV show) in this sneak peek, we hear them argue in voice-over as the camera takes us on a tour of the studio. “Don’t you ever question my integrity in my own house again,” Aniston warns her colleagues at one point. Later she powerfully says, “We are doing this my way!”
At an Apple event this spring, Aniston revealed the show would be told “through the prism of those underslept, overadrenalized people in front of and behind the camera.” She added, “We take an honest look at the complex relationships between women and men in the workplace, and we engage in the conversation people are a little too afraid to have unless they’re behind closed doors.”
Witherspoon—who will be reuniting with Aniston for the first time since playing her younger sister Jill on Friends—also attended the same event, where she shared that “The Morning Show is seen through the eyes of two ambitious, aspirational female characters.”
“It’s a high-velocity thrill ride in which we pose questions without easy answers and shine a light on the fault lines in our society at this very complicated cultural moment,” Witherspoon added.
While the official premiere date for the show is unknown—it’s slated for fall 2019—Apple has already ordered a second, 10-episode season. And though little is revealed in this first trailer, it’s clear the show will be a ripped-from-the-headlines look at the dramatic, often heartbreaking news cycle Americans see every day.
Watch the trailer, below: