Hasan Minhaj, who rose to popularity with his Netlflix talk show Patriot Act, has been cast in a recurring role in The Morning Show season 2.
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.
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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