More than seven years have passed since Steve Carell said goodbye to the sitcom "The Office", which brought him more than one Emmy nominations. The actor has concentrated on working in the cinema, but it seems that the time has come for him to return to the small screens. Variety reports that Carell has been cast in an as-yet-untitled TV drama, which is being produced by Apple Corporation.|
Also in the cast are Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. They will also serve as executive producers of the series, which is intended to become one of the first original projects for Apple's streaming service. The drama will focus on the life and work of the morning TV show hosts. Carell will play Mitch Kessler, one of the TV presenters who is finding it increasingly difficult to remain in demand in the changing media landscape.
The idea for the project belongs to Michael Ellenberg ("Prometheus"), and it will be based on Brian Stelter's book Top Of The Morning, which describes the rivalry between two morning shows - Today and Good Morning America. Many networks wanted to get their hands on the drama, but Apple beat the competition by ordering two seasons at once. The show is run by Kerri Erin (Bates Motel) and directed by Mimi Leder (Pay Another).
Steve Carell has already played TV presenters in the TV host: The Legend of Ron Burgundy comedy and its sequel, as well as in Bruce Almighty. Before the actor moves to TV, viewers will see him in the dramas "Handsome Boy", "Vice President" and "The Wonderful World of Marven".
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