The newest series from Aaron Sorkin about the behind-the-scenes action at a fictional television program has just gotten a title, MediaBistro reports. Sorkin’s newest is said to be titled Newsroom and will star Jeff Daniels as the lead anchor of a popular cable news show called “News Night.”
We first reported on Sorkin’s latest back in June when Tom’s hero Sam Waterston signed on to the show (at the time known as More As This Story Develops). Since then, we’ve learned that HBO has ordered a full series. I haven’t been able to find any info about when we can expect to actually see this show hit the air, but I do know that I feel much more confident that it is on HBO and not a major network. We will of course follow additional news about Newsroom as it develops.
During the most recent Game of Thrones Episode, Ned is seen flipping through a book that contains the chronology of all of the houses in Westeros. During this scene, NNAR’s Chris rightly commented, ‘Sweet book – also known as the appendix.’ For those of us who have read the books, we know that the complexity and density of the story line is largely due to the sheer number of characters and the relationships that they have with each other, all of which is laboriously outlined in the ever-growing appendices of each book. See the graphic that explains it all.
Judging a TV show based on the first episode is hard – and a little bit unfair to be honest. However, now that HBO’s new series Game of Thrones is two episodes in, I think it’s legitimate to start talking about what we think. Late one night, right before the series started, all of us had a huge (read: mildly alcohol fueled) debate about the books. It’s pretty clear we all feel quite strongly that the Song of Ice and Fire is an awesome series – undoubtedly why HBO picked it up – but it’s also complex, large, and unique. Can that carry over to the TV format in a way that doesn’t lose any of what makes it special, but is also accessible to people who haven’t read the books?
The second teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming TV adaptation of the first book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has just hit the Interwebs, and while it is only a teaser, I must say I am very excited by the look of it. As someone who only just recently started reading A Game of Thrones, I am very into this story right now, so the idea of a faithful adaptation sounds great to me. Read on to see the first and second teaser trailers.