A brand new present on Apple’s forthcoming streaming service may appear acquainted to common viewers of NBC’s “Immediately” present as a fictional morning present anchor’s profession downfall is unmistakably just like the state of affairs surrounding disgraced NBC Information anchor Matt Lauer.
“The Morning Present” stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, with “The Workplace” funnyman portraying what seems to be a made-for-TV model of Lauer. The official trailer, which premiered on Monday, begins with Aniston’s character – additionally a information anchor – delivering a well-known message to viewers.
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“Good morning, I’m bringing you some unhappy and upsetting information, and whereas I don’t know the main points of the allegations… my co-host and associate of 15 years was fired in the present day,” Aniston’s character says because the trailer cuts to Carrell’s character smashing his tv.
“She’s throwing me underneath the bus,” Carrell’s character says.
The scene is harking back to a November 2017 second when NBC Information anchor Savannah Guthrie knowledgeable “Immediately” present viewers that Lauer was fired for sexual misconduct on the top of the #MeToo period.
The trailer for “The Morning Present” goes on to tease main adjustments on the widespread, fictional morning information program.
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It’s unclear how a lot “The Morning Present” will mirror Lauer’s state of affairs, however the present’s creators definitely have loads to work with. Lauer was accused of all the pieces from sexual misconduct to having a secret button that might primarily flip that workplace into a non-public intercourse lair.
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After an inside evaluation, NBC declared in 2018 that NBC Information administration was utterly oblivious to Lauer’s pervy previous. The controversial evaluation was carried out by in-house counsel regardless of requires an unbiased investigation. The findings instantly contradicted a Washington Put up bombshell that Ann Curry complained to 2 senior managers about Lauer’s habits. NBC Information’ high bosses, Andy Lack and his deputy, Noah Oppenheim, stay in cost almost two years later.
“The Morning Present” is billed as “an inside take a look at the lives of the individuals who assist America get up within the morning, exploring the distinctive challenges confronted by the women and men who perform this day by day televised ritual.”
“The Morning Present” is anticipated to premier this fall on Apple TV+ however an official date has not been introduced.