First Trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s New HBO Drama THE NEWSROOM, Starring Jeff Daniels and Sam Waterston

     April 1, 2012


Right about now, HBO subscribers are probably in a high over the debut of the second season of Game of Thrones or the impending summer return of season five of True Blood. But there is a new series on the premium network you should keep an eye on. It seems that Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) has a lot of venting to do and he gets everything off his chest in this brilliant first trailer for the new HBO drama, The Newsroom. Starring Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and Emily Mortimer, The Newsroom keeps a familiar politico-centric feel to Sorkin’s The West Wing but now features a newsroom setting replacing the White House. In this first trailer, nationally recognized news anchor Will McAvoy (Daniels) loses his objectivity (and possibly his audience) when responding to a question from the crowd at a college panel. Daniels immediately won me over by saying everything a rational and informed human being should say in spite of the political backlash it was bound to incur. Hit the jump to check it out.

aaron-sorkin-the-newsroomNewsroom is the third series in Aaron Sorkin’s Behind the Scenes trilogy, following Sports Night and Studio 60.  The one-hour drama is set at a 24-hour cable news network.  The story revolves around an anchor (Daniels), his new executive producer ( Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Waterston).

Jane Fonda will also recur as Leona Lansing, the CEO of the network’s parent company: “She’s a titan and her corporate concerns often conflict with the reporting of the news outlet she owns.”  TV Line likens the character to Ted Turner, the CNN founder whom Fonda was married to from 1991-2001.  The character’s name is a tribute to two powerful women: the late Leona Helmsley and Sherry Lansing, the first female studio head. Here’s the first trailer for the HBO drama, The Newsroom:


Around The Web


Bruce Campbell Gets Bloody in First ASH VS EVIL DEAD Image


PARK BENCH: Watch Steve Buscemi Get Robbed by Mark Boone Junior

Once a Son of Anarchy, always a Son of Anarchy!

The 14 Greatest Kids Cartoons of the 90s

More importantly, can you still sing / hum / recite the intros?

MINORITY REPORT Series Separates Its Twins, Adds New Co-Star

Stark Sands will be playing one brother instead of identical twins, with Nick Zano being added in the role of his now fraternal brother.

SCREAM Showrunners Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia Talk about the Killer Series

'Scream' airs Tuesday nights on MTV.

See Nicolas Cage Play the GAME OF THRONES as Every Major Character

Welcome to ... Cage of Thrones!

BOJACK HORSEMAN Season 2 Trailer Finds Celebrity Nag Changing His Ways

"Jesus, why does cantaloup think every time it gets invited to a party, it can bring along its dumb friend honeydew?"

SCREAM Review: MTV’s Teen-Horror Series Strains To Be Hip, Compelling

The anticipated horror-drama series premieres on June 30th at 10 p.m. EST on MTV .

TEEN WOLF Showrunner Jeff Davis Talks Senior Year, Breaking Points, and More

He also comments on his TV adaptation of ‘Let the Right One In’.

Collider Weekly TV Guide: SCREAM, MR. ROBOT, PENNY DREADFUL Finale and More

Also, the premiere of 'Zoo,' and a chance to catch up with Season 1 and 2 of 'Rectify' this weekend.

Page 1 of 70712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>