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.
The man, the myth, the legend, Sam Waterston has officially joined Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming television show, a cable news anchor drama tentatively titled More As This Story Develops. Like every previous Sorkin show, this one will give us a behind the scenes look at the hectic life of an occupation that you probably wouldn’t want to see a television show about if it wasn’t written by Aaron Sorkin. Jeff Daniels will star as the aforementioned anchor while Waterston will play his boss. While details on the production are scarce, here’s what we do know: people will walk and talk (quickly, in both cases), friends will become enemies, enemies will become friends, it will make us laugh, it will make us cry, and it will get cancelled because it’s too “smart”.
What’s that, Virginia? No, I’m not still bitter about Studio 60.
Really, I’m just pumped to see Sam Waterston in a new role. In the same way that Pinocchio had Jiminy Cricket, and True Romance‘s Clarence had Val Kilmer’s Elvis, in times of great stress or adversity I am often comforted by the wise words of Jack “Hang ‘Em High” McCoy. Remember, “There’s no statute of limitations on murder”.