However, while details about the morning-show project are vague, given the setting of New York City and the cutthroat world of television news, the show will likely be fairly adult in content.
Aniston and Witherspoon's series will offer an inside look at the lives of morning talk show hosts and the drama and challenges they face. Aniston and Witherspoon will also executive produce the series.
The series does not have a title or any finished scripts yet, but Apple has already placed a two-season straight-to-series order that will encompass 20 episodes after a bidding war between multiple outlets, per The Hollywood Reporter. And the project will mark the big return to television of Ms. Aniston, the former "Friends" star.
According to THR, producer Michael Ellenberg (The Leftovers) came up with the original concept back in July, and Jay Carson (House of Cards) has signed on as producer, writer, and showrunner. Ms. Aniston and Ms. Witherspoon are also executive producers of the show.
Judge puts off removing ex-Trump aides Manafort, Gates from house arrest
That means the men remain at least for now on home confinement, a condition imposed last week following their indictment. Manafort has also claimed his net worth is $28 million , but the prosecution is investigating that amount as well.
The Aniston-Witherspoon drama becomes Apple's second straight-to-series order and joins Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories as the first projects the tech giant has picked up under programming heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.
"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.
Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television, almost 14 years after the actress wrapped up her star-launching role on NBC's "Friends".
Both actresses were nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, which Kidman took home.
Stelter is repped by ICM Partners.