A tech giant will enter the streaming wars in a few months.
They have the most money to spend, and are not being shy about it.
The record money they will spend on their upcoming featured show also locks out the streaming giant’s hopes for not one, but two, of the iconic reboots they targeted.
Iconic reboots: Friends, The Office
The Morning Show on Apple TV Plus reportedly costs $150M a season
The first two seasons of The Morning Show reportedly cost $300 million to produce, Bloomberg reported Monday. The news broadcast drama, which will air when subscription service Apple TV Plus launches later this year, stars Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. Aniston and Witherspoon are being paid around $1.25 million per episode, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. – Source
Apple’s Upcoming Streaming TV Service: What You Need to Know
In March, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled plans for a streaming TV service, Apple TV+. The service was to debut this fall. Beyond sharing some of the actors and actresses who will be starring in a handful of original shows on the platform, Apple revealed very little information about the service. But as its launch draws near, more details are surfacing.
As investors wait for Apple TV+ to come to market, here’s a look at what we know, as well as some of the rumors about the service.
Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will star in Apple’s The Morning Show.
While details about Apple TV+ are scant, it was clear from the beginning that Apple had recruited some famous names to give the service some clout.
“Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will feature a brand new slate of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more,” Apple said in a March 25 press release about the new service.
It will feature original shows, movies, and documentaries. – Source