Nearly eight years after he left his iconic role on NBC’s The Office, actor Steve Carell is finally returning to television.
THR, has informed that Carell has signed on for a lead role in an untitled drama series from Apple, which is expected to launch via the company sometime next year.
The the still;-untitled Apple series revolves around the goings-on at a morning show. Carell will play play Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape.
Announced last year, the project was the first drama series to be ordered by Apple and has been in the works for some time with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starring and executive producing.
Mimi Leder (The Leftovers)is directing with Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights, Bates Motel)serving as writer, executive producer and showrunner. CNN’s Brian Stelter is consulting on the show, with his book, Top of the Morning, providing additional background material. Lauren Levy Neustadter, Michael Ellenberg and Kristin Hahn are also executive producers.
No premiere date has been announced.