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Breaking news: "The Morning Show" season three is almost halfway through production, according to series star Jennifer Aniston. On Oct. 7, the "Friends" actor shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the set of the hit Apple TV+ series alongside a caption announcing how close season three is to being completed. Hilariously, this was news to Aniston's costar, Reese Witherspoon, who commented, "Wait . . . are we really???🤪"
Aniston kicked off her post with a photo of herself wearing a riding helmet and goggles — which suggests Alex might be hopping on a motorcycle at some point in the new season. The actor also shared photos from a night shoot at Coney Island and a snap of herself stretched out on a couch on set. Additionally, she shared a video PSA reminding everyone to lotion their feet before they spray tan.
In the video, Aniston has her foot in a sink while someone tries to wash off her tan mishap. "Note to self: hands and feet, you must lotion before you spray tan because otherwise, you end up with this situation," she says.
On Aug. 17, Witherspoon announced that season three was in production when she shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the fictional daytime TV-show set on social media. "We're baaaack!" she tweeted with a selfie of her dressed in character as Bradley.
"The Morning Show" was renewed by Apple TV+ on Jan. 10, two months after season two's dramatic finale. According to the streamer, the upcoming season will welcome a new showrunner, Charlotte Stoudt, aboard the series. "I'm excited to be joining forces with Apple TV+ and 'The Morning Show,'" Stoudt said in a statement. "The cast, led by the phenomenal Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, are truly to die for. Kerry, Mimi and Michael, and the teams at Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films, have created an irresistible world that is equally delicious and provocative."
In addition to Witherspoon and Aniston — who both executive produce the series — "The Morning Show" cast features Karen Pittman, Julianna Margulies, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Janina Gavankar, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Tom Irwin, and Marcia Gay Harden. Some of the new cast additions in season three include Jon Hamm, Tig Notaro, Nicole Beharie, and Stephen Fry.
The Emmy-, SAG-, and Critics' Choice Award–winning series was originally picked up for only two seasons at Apple TV+, but buzz around the show has turned it into a full-on global hit. "The Morning Show"'s renewal news comes on the heels of its successful sophomore season, which picks up after the season one finale, when Bradley and Alex expose the toxic culture at their network. Season two's abrupt finale leaves viewers wondering which direction the news drama will go next, but hopefully Aniston's update means we won't have to wait too long for season three.