I’ve become more and more jaded and at times infuriated by mainstream news programs as I’ve grown older. Perhaps that’s why I’m so intrigued by the upcoming HBO series The Newsroom.
“From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles – not to mention their own personal entanglements.”
Not sold yet? Check out the tasty trailer below. Series begins June 24 (should keep us busy between Game of Thrones seasons).