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The Trailer For The Morning Show Reveals A Surprising New Cast Member

"The Morning Show" was one of the best shows of 2019 upon the premiere of its first season, thanks to a well-acted and culturally-relevant central storyline. Season 1 of "The Morning Show" chronicles the firing of longtime news anchor Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell) at fictional news network UBA after multiple instances of sexual abuse in his past become public knowledge. Kessler is replaced by Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), whose overt passion conflicts with Kessler's former and her newfound broadcasting partner Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), who presents more measured in her approach to the news.

In the first official trailer for "The Morning Show" Season 2, released to the Apple TV+ YouTube channel on August 23, the conflict of sorts between Bradley and Alex appears to be ongoing. In the Season 1 finale, both anchors jointly revealed widespread misconduct at their very network on live TV, which led to Alex quitting. UBA executive Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup), in the Season 2 trailer, attempts to appeal to Alex in hopes of securing her return to her old job. Based on a few scenes of Alex at her former place of employment, his appeal seems to work.

In addition to these familiar faces, the Season 2 trailer also provides viewers a first look at a few new cast members, one of whom was unannounced prior to the trailer's release.

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Alex's agent is portrayed by a veteran TV actor

About thirty seconds into the trailer for "The Morning Show" Season 2, an offscreen character an article on Deadline describes as Alex's agent, named Doug Klassen, praises the timing of Alex's presumed return to UBA. His voice very well may sound familiar to viewers, even before he's shown to be portraying the character in a subsequent shot, as that of Will Arnett. His involvement in "The Morning Show" was under wraps prior to the reveal of his inclusion in the first trailer for Season 2, making his appearance a surprise to those watching the trailer for the first time.

Arnett's considerable TV resume includes the role of Gob Bluth in "Arrested Development," the voice of the titular character in "Bojack Horseman," and a recurring role on "30 Rock," among others.

Doug Klassen will be joining a number of additional new characters announced prior to the release of this first trailer. They include, as detailed in the same Deadline piece, UBA anchor Laura Peterson (Julianna Margulies), Alex's morning show replacement Eric Nomani (Hasan Minhaj), and new UBA executive Stella Bak (Greta Lee), all of whom were likewise showcased for the first time in the Season 2 trailer.

As announced at the trailer's conclusion, Season 2 of "The Morning Show" will premiere on September 17.