Friday, November 27, 2015

HBO picks up drama from 'West Wing's' Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin, creator of "The West Wing" (and, OK, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), is headed back to television.

HBO picks up drama from 'West Wing's' Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin, creator of "The West Wing" (and, OK, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), is headed back to television.

Or at least to HBO.

The premium cable network has made it official: It's picking up Sorkin's latest drama, a so-far untitled series set in the world of cable news and starring Jeff Daniels as an anchor, Emily Mortimer as his new executive producer and Sam Waterston as the newsroom boss. Other cast members include Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski.

According to HBO, "together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements."

Can't wait to see how that works out.

Daily News TV Critic
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