Friends fans, brace yourselves! Rachel is coming back on the big screen! This time, though, it’s not Rachel anymore. Forty-eight-year-old actress and businesswoman Jennifer Aniston is reportedly coming back on television in a new show, nearly 14 years after Friends ended. The company Apple reportedly ordered two seasons of a drama series that will focus on the world of morning television and the people who do it for a living. It is supposed to star Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who will both act as executive producers. Feeling excited yet?
This project is actually a big score for Apple because of the big names involved
The series is described as “an inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning,” exploring “the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual.” This was stated by CNN’s Brian Stelter, who is a consultant on the project.
His book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV will also provide background material.
The series is still untitled and the news comes after 41-year-old actress Witherspoon produced Big Little Lies for HBO which picked up eight Emmy Awards.
Regarding Anniston, she hasn’t played a regular role on a TV series since Friends ended in 2004. Remember when Witherspoon guest starred on Friends in Season 6 as Aniston’s on-screen sister? Those were the good times!
Media Res will produce the series for Apple, and the founder Michael Ellenberg is also one of the executive producers.
In the meantime, fans of Big Little Lies were glad to hear that a second season of the show may be in the works. The Emmy-winning series could be back in production as soon as spring 2018.
Two weeks ago, David E. Kelley, an executive producer, hinted at the exciting news many were hoping for:
“We’re kicking around ideas and trying to lasso the talent and get the band back together,” he shared. “It’s just a lot of logistical things. But I’m optimistic because everyone wants to do it. We feel we still have storytelling to do. No decision has been made yet, but we’re hopeful. Where we left it, I felt like it did open the opportunity for a lot more storytelling,” he told TVLine.
However, a representative for HBO declined to confirm that a second season is in the making.
In an interview with Vulture back in April, the show’s director, Jean-Marc Vallee claimed that a second season would ruin the magic of the first one. “No, no, this is the perfect ending. There is no way; there’s no reason to make a season two. That was meant to be a one-time deal, and it’s finishing in a way where it’s for the audience to imagine what can happen. If we do a season two, we’ll break that beautiful thing and spoil it.”
Here‘s more on the cast of Big Little Lies.