Apple TV+ series ‘The Morning Show’ being rewritten to reflect current COVID-19 pandemic
Writers are reworking some of the scripts for season 2 of Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show” to reflect the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to actor Mark Duplass who plays producer Chip Black in the show, who spoke in an interview with Deadline this week.
The comments follow after director Mimi Leder shared last week that the cast were midway through filming episode 1 of season 2 of “The Morning Show” when shooting was suspended due to COVID-19, adding that filming will likely continue through to early 2021.
Duplass says he doesn’t know when filming will continue, saying that the rewriters remind him of what happened in the first season, when the show was rewritten to include references to the #MeToo movement.
We shot two episodes before we shut down due to the pandemic, but I know that they’re also rewriting, which is crazy because that’s what happened in the first season. They had a whole set of scripts [then] and they rewrote everything to include the #MeToo movement, and now we’ve got other, larger, global phenomenon to deal with. I don’t know what they’re doing but I know they’re rewriting.
Today it was announced that “The Morning Show” had received eight Emmy nominations, including best actor in a drama series for Steve Carell and best actress in a drama series for Jennifer Aniston.
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