Greg Mottola to Helm Aaron Sorkin HBO Pilot

     March 28, 2011


We just recently learned that Jeff Daniels was in negotiations to join Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama pilot. Now, that pilot seems to have found a director as Deadline reports Greg Mottola (SuperbadAdventureland and most recently Paul) has been tapped to helm the first episode of the potential series. The series follows Will McCallister (Daniels) behind-the-scenes of his own cable news show as well as his female executive producer and staff. This won’t be Mottola’s first venture into TV as he’s previously directed episodes of Undeclared and Arrested Development, two of my favorite comedy series. This makes me wonder if this series will be a blend of Sorkin’s previous television series’ Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (all of which featured pilots directed by Thomas Schlamme). Either way, you can bet I’ll be watching.