The stars and creators of hit Apple TV + The Morning Show discussed a number of key themes and factors of the award-winning show in a recent panel for Deadline. This clearly showed, if it hadn’t already been, what effect the #MeToo movement had had on the development of the series.
#MeToo and ‘The Morning Show’
“It was the summer before we got ready to go and then the #MeToo movement happened and we had to incorporate it into the series of course,” said Jennifer Aniston, who played and was a producer. executive of the series. Showrunner Mimi Leder said, “We really had to integrate what’s going on in the world and really get into the intricacies and nuances. And we had to do it with each of our characters. … They all have some sort of discovery, epiphany and / or growth or explosion.
The evolution of the character was also touched on by Mark Duplass, who plays the producer of the fictional breakfast show, Chip. “You start to realize that just because you aren’t actively doing bad things doesn’t mean you’re on the right side of the story. It’s a journey that everyone is going through at the moment, ”he added. “It’s not enough to be passively not bad, you have to actively eliminate this toxic behavior.”
As with the first series, the second series of The Morning Show will be heavily influenced by real world events. The next episodes are being rewritten to include the COVID-19 pandemic.
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