Los Angeles, Oct 24 (PTI) Steve Carrell has landed the male lead in Apple’s untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Also Read - Apple Adds Two New Siri Voices to Eliminate Gender Bias, Update to Allow Users to Choose Preference

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carell will play Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape. Also Read - Amazon 'Apple Days' Sales Offer Deals on iPhone 12 Mini, Others | Details Here

The role marks the actor’s first TV regular appearance since he wrapped up the NBC comedy, “The Office” in 2011. Also Read - Apple Leads Global Tablet Market in 2020, Samsung 2nd

Aniston and Witherspoon will co-executive produce the show which is based on an original concept by Michael Ellenberg and draw inspiration from Brian Stelter’s book “Top Of The Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV”.

The show has received a two-season, 20-episode order.

Kerry Ehrin is attached as showrunner on the series and will also exec produce. Stelter serves as a consultant.

Production is set to begin next week here.

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