Aaron Sorkin Is in Talks to Bring Back 'The Newsroom'
More smug, self-righteous monologuing is just what we need right now
Olivia Munn, who starred as Sloan Sabbith in the show, revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she's been talking to her co-star Tom Sadoski and Sorkin himself about possibly resurrecting the show.
"Tom Sadoski and myself, we've actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that," she said. "He's very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully."
For the uninitiated, The Newsroom centered on Will McAvoy, a cartoonishly smug newsman played by Jeff Daniels. Though the higher-ups at the fictional ACN network tried to stop him, he existed simply to tell the truth — and to deliver long, self-righteous monologues about how important the news is.
The Newsroom was a bad show, but it was also strangely watchable as its characters fumbled their way through real-life disasters with smug, self-satisfied dialogue. As such, we can only imagine the hot mess a new season of The Newsroom would be in today's climate.
Read some tweets about the potential Newsroom revival below.
Surely, you think, there's been some exaggeration here, and then you watch how The Newsroom fictionalized the very, very real mass shooting of 19 people in a Coldplay musical sequence https://t.co/0tGoMJ5X3x— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) February 18, 2019
*intern shouts over a busy newsroom, runs to keep up with will mcavoy"— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 18, 2019
"sir, i said you've been CANCELLED"
"the show? what do you mean the show's been cancelled?"
"not the show, sir just you. your tweet was... you've been cancelled"
"what the hell are you talking about, son"
taking stunt classes so I can get the role as myself on the Newsroom reboot. I think I should be talking about how I hate articles and Jeff should kick me into a printing press, literally causing me to make the headlines— LyndonLaRoucheFPS (@ByYourLogic) February 18, 2019
WILL: and before signing off tonight I want to leave you with one final thought.— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) February 18, 2019
Producers mutter off camera
WILL CONTD: I've heard a lot of talk about Fake News... You know I got my start covering the war, and the good men I met there didnt think it was fake, and i'll tell y-