HBO’s upcoming drama The Newsroom is increasingly looking like a terrific TV comeback for creator/writer Aaron Sorkin, who bombed five years ago with Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip and subsequently turned his attention to highly acclaimed films (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network, Moneyball). Like Sorkin’s previous shows (Sports Night, The West Wing), The Newsroom is another behind-the-scenes tale, this time following a floundering 24-hour news network and its beleaguered anchor, Will (Jeff Daniels), who is ready to break the monotony of lazy and gutless cable news. Following the departure of his co-anchor and many staff, Will feels the pressure of having to carry the show and deliver ratings, while dealing with new staff. As expected, sparks fly, and from what we’ve seen in the three trailers so far, The Newsroom looks great – hilarious, politically charged and dramatically powerful. Daniels looks as though he’s been gifted one of the best roles of his career, and the supporting cast is top notch (Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Dave Krumholtz, Jane Fonda). Here’s hoping our wild expectations are not unfounded and Sorkin has created the show we’ve all been waiting for since the demise of The West Wing.
The Newsroom premieres on June 24 on HBO. Watch the third trailer below (via Collider).
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