The Morning Show Season 2 Adds Hasan Minhaj In Recurring Role

Hasan Minhaj – whose Peabody-winning talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was recently canceled at Netflix – has been tapped to appear on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show season 2. Inspired by Brian Stelter’s 2013 book, The Morning Show is a drama series about Alex Levy as she struggles to keep her anchor job on a hit breakfast news show after her partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler, is fired amidst a sexual harassment scandal. Alex, meanwhile, also faces competition from a new formidable rival, field journalist, Bradley Jackson, whose impetuous approaches challenge the traditional dynamics of the news industry. The Morning Show boasts a star-studded ensemble featuring  Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. The series premiered in November 2019, and it’s currently filming season 2 in Los Angeles.

As reported by Deadline, The Morning Show has cast Minhaj in his breakthrough drama role for season 2. Minhaj will play Eric, a magnetic rising star. While Deadline hasn’t revealed much about Minhaj’s new role in the show, it has confirmed that the writer/comedian will appear on a recurring basis in the Apple TV+ series. He will be a part of UBA’s core Morning Show team, although his position on the network news show is currently undisclosed.

Related: The Morning Show Cast & Character Guide

Although The Morning Show did not dazzle critics in season 1, the star-studded drama series managed to nab 7 nominations at the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This indicates that despite its stature as a vanity project, people still have a soft spot for The Morning Show. In season 2, the series is looking to appeal to a wider audience base, and become the hard-hitting drama it has always aspired to be. Minhaj’s casting brings a diverse perspective to The Morning Show, while also offering the star a well-deserved opportunity to show off his skills as a performer. Minhaj is a fairly popular entertainment personality, and hopefully, his addition to The Morning Show will contribute to the series in terms of increased viewership and prominent media presence.

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