The COVID-19 pandemic has had (in fact is still having) profound consequences on the film and television industry. The easiest effect to perceive is clearly that of the multiple delays – not only of the release to the cinema of the ready-made contents (see Tenet), but also of the production of future ones. It even seems that the writers of The Morning Show, Apple TV + series, are even in the second season in such a way that it reflects the outbreak of the pandemic – and the important consequences it had on the entire American society.
The information was revealed to the site Deadline by Mark Duplass, the actor who plays Charlie "Chip" Black in the series. Duplass did not specify more details about the script's change of course, merely saying that the pandemic will be "incorporated". There is also time for a quick comment on the 2020 Emmy nominations: the satisfaction with the show result (8 nominations) is clear, but there is also a bit of disappointment for the colleagues who have not been nominated – he was amazed in particular the absence of Reese Witherspoon, who had kept Jennifer Aniston company in the Golden Globe 2020 nominations.
The most curious aspect is that that of rewriting the screenplays in the running seems to be becoming a habit, for The Morning Show: during the realization of the first season, when two episodes had already been filmed completely, the subsequent scripts had been rewritten to include the #metoo movement, relating to reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace in the Hollywood environment and beyond.
It's unclear when the new season of the series will be available on TV +. Given the pandemic, it is reasonable to expect some delay.