Fans of The West Wing will be pleased to hear Aaron Sorkin has been hard at work on a pacy new show, called The Newsroom.
It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the team who make a nightly cable-news show, and as you’d expect from Mr Sorkin, there’s plenty of politics, verbal sparring and power struggles. The amazing cast includes Jeff Daniels as an outspoken anchorman, Emily Mortimer as his very determined producer, Sam Waterston as an old-school journalist and Jane Fonda as the executive holding the purse strings.
It begins on HBO in the USA on 24 June, but there’s no word on whether anyone on this side of the pond is taking the bait yet. BBC’s The Hour showed there’s an audience for programmes about the people behind the news (and series two of that is due to air later this year), so hopefully someone here will pick it up soon!
Here are the trailers: