Let’s start this particular post by admitting Aaron Sorkin is one of my favorite writers. His previous shows, The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 showed how TV is supposed to be written and produced. He’s also done pretty well writing movies including the recent Acadamy Award winner The Social Network.
Now, Sorkin has gone back to TV and landed where he probably should have been all along: HBO. His new show is called The Newsroom and HBO has released a new trailer for it.
The show stars Jeff Daniels as a cable news anchor Will McAvoy who decides to try telling it like it is instead of how his superiors want him to. In short, he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. Look it up.
Around Daniels’ character is an ensamble team including his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski), and their boss (Sam Waterston). Jane Fonda is also in the show and yes, I did say Olivia Munn. Guess she’s there to help get the gaming fanboy viewers? I don’t get it either.
Anyway, check out the trailer after the break. Look for The Newsroom to premiere later this year on HBO.