Nicole Beharie is the latest to join The Morning Show season 3. She has been tapped to star as a new series lead opposite opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Jon Hamm was also recently cast as a series regular and Julianna Margulies will return to reprise her role introduced last season.
The Morning Show follows the professional and personal lives of employees of media conglomerate UBA, focusing on the group that puts together the network’s morning show. Season 2 found the team emerging from the wreckage of hosts Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play.
Beharie will join as Christina Hunter, a new competitive and charismatic anchor on the series’ fictional morning show. Christina works hard, plays hard and navigates the Teacup with good-humored irreverence.
Also starring in the series are Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin and Marcia Gay Harden, Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Tara Karsian, Valeria Golino and Julianna Margulies.
Charlotte Stoudt is Season 3 executive producer and showrunner under a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+. Executive producers include Michael Ellenberg through Media Res, along with Aniston and Kristin Hahn through Echo Films; and Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter through Hello Sunshine. Mimi Leder serves as executive producer and director.
This marks Beharie’s first series regular role since her starring turn in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Up next Beharie will next be seen in Breaking opposite John Boyega and late actor Michael K. Williams. The thriller follows the devastating true story of Brian Brown-Easley, a disgruntled Marine veteran who held up an Atlanta Wells Fargo Bank out of desperation to bring attention to his plight after not receiving his monthly disability check of $892. It’ll be released in theaters Aug 26th. She plays a lead in the Sundance breakout Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul, which is being released September 2.
Production is currently underway.