TV – October 5, 2020 at 01:05PM:
All of the movies and TV shows returning to production are using enhanced safety protocols, and The Morning Show will be no different. In fact, the show may have an easier time doing it in front of the camera too, because the second season of the series is expected to incorporate the coronavirus pandemic. After all, this is a drama series about a morning news show, and something like that would be quite the hot topic, and it will also allow for social distancing between characters on set.\nApparently addressing the coronavirus pandemic was a big shift in the narrative for the second season. Mark Duplass told Deadline that rewriting was being done on the second season due to the pandemic. Funnily enough, the same thing was done on the show’s first season due to the #MeToo movement making headlines and becoming a big part of the story in the show’s debut. While it makes sense for the coronavirus pandemic to be incorporated into the show, I’m not sure viewers are hungry for entertainment to confront something that they’ll already have been forced to deal with for far too long. Sure, some of the best drama reflects reality, but it would have been nice to have a season of this show address something a little more fictional. Obviously, how the characters deal with this crisis will make for some compelling drama, but this still feels like one of those instances where it really is too soon to tackle something like this.