After waiting and waiting to see whether Aaron Sorkin would continue with his HBO series The Newsroom, the creator has agreed to return for a third and final season. The network announced today that it would be renewing the series for one last season, after Sorkin recently stated that he “needed time to think” about returning for a third season. The scheduling issue that came into play was the fact that Sorkin needed to write the script for Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic before returning to his showrunning duties, and it appears that he has done so as THR reports that production on The Newsroom’s final season will commence this spring.
Joining Sorkin and executive producers Alan Poul and Scott Rudin for the third season will be former The Office showrunner and actor Paul Lieberstein (aka “Toby”), who has come onboard as an executive producer for the HBO series. The team has been meeting in recent weeks to map out storylines, and as an avid Sorkin supporter—for better or worse—I’m eager to see what they come up with.