Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon To Headline New Apple Original Series

Aniston has not had a regular TV series starring role since "Friends", and Witherspoon is fresh off the award-winning success of HBO's "Big Little Lies".

The two actresses are set to co-star in an upcoming series that gives an inside look at the lives and unique challenges of morning talk show hosts.

Apple has agreed to two seasons of 10 episodes each, a hefty commitment, and beat out other contenders like Netflix and Showtime that were vying for the show. Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning will reportedly provide background material, with Stelter himselve acting as a consultant.

Jay Carson (House of Cards) is writing, executive producing, and serving as showrunner for the series.

Jennifer and Reese are also slated to executive produce the series.

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are heading to Apple! The company's first project in the works is Scenes From a Marriage, a limited-series take based on the five-hour 1973 film, with In Treatment's Hagai Levi and playwright Amy Herzog attached. While it wouldn't be that hard for Apple to develop a video-focused service, it will have to go up against competitors that have ample experience and the deep pockets needed to lure major stars. The drama will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

"Amazing Stories" follows an aspect of the Netflix playbook as well by updating a show with some nostalgia appeal: The original ran for two seasons on NBC in the mid-1980s, with Spielberg pretty heavily involved. In addition to Spielberg and Fuller, Amazing Stories is executive produced by Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Hart Hanson; and produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.

Neither show has a premiere date, and it's yet to be seen how Apple's original programming will be available for customers to stream.

Stelter is repped by ICM Partners.

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