Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon Eye New Morning Show TV Drama
Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to TV these days, and it seems she’s brought a Friend. Jennifer Aniston will join the Big Little Lies Emmy nominee with a new scripted drama about the New York morning show scene, which is sure to draw network competition.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, brief onscreen Friends siblings Aniston and Witherspoon are attached to star in an as-yet-untitled TV series said to chronicle “morning shows and the larger New York media scene that they inhabit.” The offer is called “one of the largest TV packages to date” and “is expected to be taken out to premium cable outlets like HBO and streaming services including Netflix.”
The new series is based on an original idea from former HBO drama head Michael Ellenberg and his production company Media Res, with House of Cards writer Jay Carson attached the pen the script. Producers include Wonder Boys Oscar-nominee Steve Kloves, along with Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine’s Lauren Levy Neustadter and Aniston.
Granted, Aniston has made post-Friends TV appearances in FX’s Dirt, 30 Rock, SNL and others, this is her first regular role in some time. The project practically screams HBO, but who should take on the former Green sisters as morning TV hosts?