Some 13 years after Friends ended, Jennifer Aniston is plotting her return to TV.
The actress is attached to star opposite Reese Witherspoon, who memorably guest-starred on Friends as the troublesome younger sister of Aniston’s character, in a new series about morning TV shows and the NYC media scene.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is going to be shopped to Netflix and premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime. Because of the A-list talent involved, it’s expected to draw “significant interest.”
Aniston and Witherspoon will both serve as executive producers on the currently untitled series, which is being written by House of Cards veteran Jay Carson.
Witherspoon has branched out into producing in recent years, enjoying success with the film Wild, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, and the hit HBO miniseries Big Little Lies. For her performance on the latter, Witherspoon has recently received an Emmy nomination.
Aniston earned five Emmy nominations for work on Friends, winning once. She also received an Emmy nomination in 2009 for her guest appearance on 30 Rock. She’s made several other TV guest appearances since Friends ended — notably on her former co-star Courteney Cox‘s show Cougar Town — but this will be her first series regular role since the beloved sitcom finished in 2004.
Announced earlier this month, the 2017 Emmy nominations brought recognition for Nicole Kidman, Thandie Newton, Laura Dern, and Michelle Pfeiffer, among others, cementing TV’s growing reputation for offering killer roles to more experienced Hollywood actresses.
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