"The Morning Show" star Jennifer Aniston appears backstage during the 26th annual SAG Awards in January 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI. | License Photo
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon return in Season 2 of The Morning Show, Cedric the Entertainer hosts the 73rd annual Emmy Awards and Sex Education Season 3 will premiere this weekend.
In addition, Melanie Lynskey's Hannah befriends a ghost in Lady of the Manor, filmmaker Steve McQueen presents his Uprising documentary series and Max Harwood's Jamie wants to be a drag queen in Everybody's Talking About Jamie.
Here's a rundown on some of the films and television shows that are set to be released this weekend.
'Lady of the Manor' -- VOD
Melanie Lynskey's Hannah portrays a stoner and alcoholic who meets a ghost while working at the historical Wadsworth Manor in Lady of the Manor, which is coming to video-on-demand services on Friday. Judy Greer portrays the ghost who helps Hannah improve her life and find out the secret behind the manor. Justin Long also stars in the comedy, which he directed and wrote with his younger brother, Christian Long.
'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' -- Amazon Prime Video
Jamie (Max Harwood) pursues his dreams of becoming a drag queen in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video. He will be mentored by a local drag legend portrayed by Richard E. Grant and must contend with an unsupportive father, his school's career adviser and classmates. Lauren Patel, Sarah Lancashire, Ralph Ineson and Sharon Horgan also star in the film, from director Jonathan Butterell.
'The Morning Show' Season 2 -- Apple TV+
Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) deal with the fallout of Season 1 and enter into a new era at the UBA network in Season 2 of The Morning Show, which arrives Friday on Apple TV+. The new season will explore how its characters react to real-life events from 2020 including the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election. Hasan Minhaj, Julianna Margulies are joining Season 2 as journalists, with Steve Carell, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass returning.
'Uprising' -- Amazon Prime Video
Filmmaker Steve McQueen explores three events from 1981 in the U.K. in this documentary series, which comes Friday to Amazon Prime Video. Uprising examines the New Cross fire that killed 13 Black youths, the Black People's Day of Action protest and the Brixton riots using archival footage and interviews with those who were there. McQueen directed Uprising with James Rogan.
'Chicago Party Aunt' -- Netflix
Lauren Ash voices a middle-aged party animal who takes in her nephew in Chicago Party Aunt, which premieres Friday on Netflix. Rory O'Malley voices nephew Daniel who feels like he doesn't fit in at Stanford. Ash's Diane Dunbrowski will help Daniel get out of his shell. Jill Talley, Ike Barinholtz, Jon Barinholtz, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Katie Rich and Chris Witaske also provide voices. The series is based on Witaske's Twitter account of the same name.
'Sex Education' Season 3 -- Netflix
Asa Butterfield returns as a teenager who runs a sex advice business at his school in Sex Education Season 3, which arrives Friday on Netflix. Butterfield's Otis will be confronted by Emma Mackey's Maeve about the voicemail he left her in Season 2, while his mother Jean, portrayed by Gillian Anderson, contends with being pregnant. Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells and Jemima Kirke also star.
Emmy Awards -- CBS, Paramount+
CBS is presenting the 73rd annual Emmy Awards, which airs live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EDT. The ceremony is also available to stream on Paramount+. Cedric the Entertainer is serving as the host. The Crown and The Mandalorian lead all contenders with 24 nominations, each followed by WandaVision with 23, The Handmaid's Tale and Saturday Night Live with 21 and Ted Lasso with 20.