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Apple has reportedly planned to invest as much as $4.2 billion, as pursuant with its ambitions of creating compelling original content for Apple TV and beyond. While details about the company’s many shows remain scant at this time, we know based on pervious reports that a wide range of original series including dramas, comedies, thrillers, and even an animated musical are currently in the works.
One of the company’s most anticipated original content endeavors we’ve reported on in recent months is a morning show-styled drama series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, which, up until this week, was slated to be created and managed by showrunner, Jay Carson.
Citing “creative differences,” however, a Variety report published this week is saying that Carson has since “parted ways” with his position overseeing the unnamed series, and will soon be replaced by Kerry Ehrin. A Universal Television veteran producer, Ehrin is best known for her work on a number of Universal’s smash-hits including Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.
Most recently, she served as co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of A&E’s Emmy-nominated drama “Bates Motel,” according to the report.
Currently, Ehrin is still under contract with Universal Television — however, once her contract expires later on this spring, she is expected to sign a multi-year contract with Apple, the report added.
Few details are known about Apple’s most anticipated Drama series at this time, but Variety provided that “The series is based on an idea from Ellenberg and will draw background material from CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter’s 2013 book, “Top of the Morning,” which recounted the recent rivalry between NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are also reportedly full-owners of the upcoming show, which Apple beat out multiple other bidders to purchase the rights for 2 seasons totaling 20 episodes last November.
There’s currently no word on when we can expect this show, or any of Apple’s other in-development content, to be released — however earlier reports suggested that a Spring 2019 debut for Apple’s first show is most likely.