Hasan Minhaj has been cast in Season 2 of “The Morning Show” at Apple, Variety has confirmed.
He will star as Eric, described as a charismatic, rising star who joins “The Morning Show” team. He joins series stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, with the cast also including Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, Desean Terry, Greta Lee, and Ruairi O’Connor.
Minhaj most recently hosted the Netflix weekly talk show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” which was canceled after six seasons at the streamer in August. Minhaj is also well known for his time on “The Daily Show” and his comedy special “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming.”
He is repped by WME, Imprint PR, and Hansen Jacobson.
“The Morning Show” is the flagship series of Apple’s streaming service. The show debuted last year and was nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, with Crudup winning the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama. Aniston also won the SAG Award for best actress in a drama series.
The series goes behind the scenes of a fictional morning news show on a major US network, with Aniston and Witherspoon playing the anchors.
Aniston and Witherspoon executive produce in addition to starring. The series was developed by Kerry Ehrin, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Michael Ellenberg also executive produces via Media Res. Kristin Hahn executive produces under her and Aniston’s Echo Films banner, while Lauren Neustadter executive produces for her and Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Mimi Leder also executive produces and directed multiple episodes. Media Res is the studio on the series.
Deadline first reported Minhaj’s casting.
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