This is his first season de The Morning Show, but it seems that Hasan Minhaj has been training for his role for quite some time. I have been playing a fake TV presenter for seven years, so that wasn 't overkill for me Minhaj joked as he spoke. from The Daily Show to Netflix Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and now to his role as Eric in The Morning Show. The new season of Apple TV + starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starts Friday. When some of your favorite shows are coming back with new episodes It picks up amid the fallout of the sexual misconduct crisis of the mock morning news program, takes place at the start of the pandemic and explores the racial inequalities. Minhaj told CNN he enjoys the wrestling race on the Emmy Award-winning show. I love that they integrated that, , ahe declared. As the United States went through and continues to suffer a racial calculation, one of the things that I liked that was touched on on the show is who is at the table and why . And I loved that they show, really in great detail, how when new voices enter the fray, how it pushes against hegemony and people don't like it. It was not a black or white answer, he added. He really explored the grays. This dynamic is one of the reasons viewers have come to appreciate The Morning Show , inspired by the CNN presenter and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter 's 2013 non-fiction book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. (Stelter is a consulting producer on the series.) Billy Crudup, who returns to sHis critically-acclaimed role as Quick News Director Cory Ellison told CNN that he absolutely loves being on a show that looks at this kid's speech. JUST WATCHED Favorite role worthy of a beep from Billy Crudup Replay More videos ... WATCH Billy Crudup 's favorite role worthy of a beep 02:36 And that kind of creative analysis of how people go through tough times together in high pressure jobs so you can make it dramatic, he said. They always navigate the same things everyone else does. And I can't imagine a better iteration of being an actor than being able to do that. Crudup said that for his character, things this season were incredibly unpleasant. Because he couldn't handle and manhandle a novel coronavirus, he said. He didn't understand how to completely reverse the legacy of racism rampant in this country. He couldn't conceive of how to institute a world of equitable power sharing in no time. Minhaj could relate as he said this season Everyone thinks that 'they are the hero of their own narrative. When in reality there are times when we have our own blind spots and our own biases and there are times when all the characters are right or wrong in their own way he said. I love it. Because so much of the news is about black and white binaries, this series really delves into the human nuances behind these topical issues.