Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the latest to join the star-studded cast of Apple’s morning news drama from Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, who both topline the series.
Other regulars are Steve Carrell and Billy Crudup.
The show, which has a two-season, 20-episode order at Apple offers “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning.” It is based on Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.
Mbatha-Raw will play Hannah Shoenfeld, “the whip-smart and charming head booker of talent.”
Production begins next week in Los Angeles.
There is still no timetable on when or how Apple will debut/release the streaming service. Apple made headlines for the service a few weeks ago when it was revealed that Tim Cook did not want the product to have “graphic” content. The report said that Apple wanted to make changes to the Witherspoon/Aniston show to make it more upbeat. The show had also been delayed due to scheduling commitments from Witherspoon.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported this story.