Nicole Beharie Joins Season 3 of ‘The Morning Show’ as News Anchor

Nicole Beharie at the 46th NAACP Image Awards Arrivals at a Pasadena Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, CA — Photo by s_bukley/Deposit Photos

It’s official, the UBA network has a new anchor.

Nicole Beharie is joining season 3 of The Morning Show as a series regular, Apple TV+ announced in a press release Wednesday.

Beharie is set to play Christina Hunter, a news anchor described as a “grounded, competitive, and charismatic millennial.”

This is Beharie’s highest profile TV role since she left Fox’s Sleepy Hollow in 2016. She also starred in the film Miss Juneteenth, which earned her a Gotham Award. She’s had additional roles in the films 42, Shame, American Violet and Monsters And Men.

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The Morning Show (Credit: Apple TV+)
The Morning Show (Credit: Apple TV+)

Beharie is the latest addition to the show’s growing cast after the recently announced Jon Hamm.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon lead the cast. The series also stars Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Desean Terry, Janina Gavankar, Tom Irwin, Steve Carell and Marcia Gay Harden.

The drama centers on a popular morning news program airing on the fictional UBA network from Manhattan. To viewers the show appears glossy, but behind the scenes there’s chaos.

New additions for season 2 included Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor, Hasan Minhaj, Holland Taylor, Tara Karsian, Valeria Golino and Julianna Margulies.

Created by Jay Carson, the drama is based on Brian Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.”

The Morning Show is executive produced by Mimi Leder and Michael Ellenberg. The series is produced by the studio Media Res, Hello Sunshine and Echo Films, with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston serving as executive producers.

Since premiering in 2019, the series won an Emmy in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for Billy Crudup, and an Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series SAG Award for Jennifer Aniston.

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In season 2,  the news team emerged from the wreckage of Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play.

Season 3 is currently in production.  Charlotte Stoudt, whose previous work includes Fosse/Verdon, Homeland and House of Cards, is  showrunner for the third season. Stoudt has a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+ for scripted television series.

A release date for season 3 has not been announced yet. Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Apple TV+.