Variety is exclusively reporting that Julianna Margulies has signed up to join the cast of The Morning Show for the upcoming second season.
The premise of the first season of the series is as follows:
Alex Levy anchors The Morning Show, a popular breakfast news program broadcast from Manhattan on the UBA network that has excellent viewership ratings and is perceived to have changed the face of American television. After her on-air partner of 15 years, Mitch Kessler, is fired amidst a sexual misconduct scandal, Alex fights to retain her job as top news anchor while sparking a rivalry with Bradley Jackson, a haphazard field reporter whose series of impulsive decisions bring her into a new world of TV journalism.
Julianna Margulies (whose recent credits include Billions and The Hot Zone) will be playing the role of Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News.
Julianna Margulies will join a cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nester Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman, Desean Terry, Greta Lee, Ruairi O’Connor and Hasan Minhaj.