Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's Morning Show Drama Is Headed to Apple

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The tech giant has secured one of the most sought-after new projects in television, landing the rights to a new drama centered on a morning TV show and starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, the company announced on Wednesday.

The show, T.H.R. reports, will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how America's morning show stars really live and work-with some background inspiration from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the deal is for a straight-to-series, two-season order of 20 episodes for the untitled drama.

The morning show series, which will produce 10 episodes a season, comes from studio Media Res, with founder Michael Ellenberg also executive producing.

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The Oscar victor comes off of HBO's Emmy-award winning series Big Little Lies where Witherspoon also produced and starred with Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman. Based on an original idea by Ellenberg, the series is written and executive produced by Jay Carson (House of Cards), who will serve as showrunner. Witherspoon and Aniston will both star in and executive-produce the untitled project. Apple has also committed to making "Amazing Stories", an anthology series produced by Spielberg and "Hannibal" creator Bryan Fuller. The drama will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

What remains to be seen, however, is just how Apple will roll out its original scripted series and if it could utilize its streaming music service to do so and if the company - with $260 billion in cash surplus - will turn assets like iPhones to market its programming.

The news is thrilling for fans of the two talented women.

This will mark Aniston's first return to a regular series role since "Friends" signed off on NBC back in 2004.

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