Despite starring the likes of Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn and Dev Patel, the show’s marquee name is its creator, Aaron Sorkin – the mind and pen behind The Social Network, Moneyball and The West Wing. The famed script writer and playwright’s reputation raises hopes for the show. Much is expected from this heavily touted intelligent drama.
A big budget series exploring the world of cable news is sure to draw plenty of attention and traction in a post Murdoch/phone hacking world. Expected to feature the fantastic, fast paced and acerbic writing of Sorkin, packing plenty of humour and lots of grand arguments and stunning confrontations, The Newsroom, by all appearances, seems to fall within the wheelhouse of HBO’s success stories, potentially matching and rivaling the very best of original programming on television.
Giving viewers a closer look at The Newsroom – specifically, the fictional network’s busy bullpen – the creators of the eagerly awaited show have released some behind the scenes footage, providing a closer look at the world of Sorkinese cable news.