First trailer for HBO’s The Newsroom by Aaron Sorkin

There are many intersections between good writing and acting. When both elements are in full swing you can have a show that last in the minds of audiences forever. A great example is The West Wing. While it was on-air the show even had political influence. A lot of that power came from the mind of one man, Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin was able to make the backroom dealings of the politics actually interesting and down right entertaining. While playing in the arena of film with The Social Network Sorkin once again claimed excellent reviews from viewers. Now back into the world of television, Sorkin goes at another hot topic, cable news.

HBO has now released the first trailer for Sorkin’s latest project and it doesn’t seem to disappoint.



Synopsis: The series is set behind the scenes at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) and centers around anchor Will (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer Mackenzie MacHale (Emily Mortimer), newsroom staff Maggie (Alison Pill), Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.), Sloan (Olivia Munn), Neal (Dev Patel), Don (Thomas Sadoski), and their boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston).

Look forward to more talk on this in this week’s upcoming podcast episode. Catch up on older shows here.


  • Guest

    OMFG, they HBO-tized Sports Night. There IS a God after all.

    • Agreed, very excited to see what Sorkin can do when he isn’t as restricted. Should be amazing.