Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and Emmy-winner Jennifer Aniston have both signed on to a new HBO project that will focus on television morning shows.
Aniston has not returned to the small screen since the hit sitcom “Friends” ended in 2004. Witherspoon previously starred in HBO’s miniseries “Big Little Lies,” which the network is eyeing for a second season. Witherspoon’s performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination.
Witherspoon, a longtime friend of Aniston, was featured in two “Friends” episodes as Rachel Green’s (Aniston) sister, Jill Green.
The new HBO project, which is currently untitled, is rumored to be about the two women researching television morning shows and New York City’s media scene, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will also explore what occurs behind the scenes in television studios.
“House of Cards” producer Jay Carson has been assigned to write the script and screenwriter Steve Kloves of “Harry Potter” was named as the show’s executive producer.
Aniston won an Emmy for her role on "Friends." Witherspoon won the Best Actress Oscar for “Walk the Line.”