'The West Wing' Is Doing a Reunion Special
It will mark the first time the cast has got back together in over a decade
Published Aug 25, 2020Making for yet another high-profile TV reunion, the cast and creators of The West Wing are getting back together for a new special.
The one-off reunion will air on HBO Max and mark the first time The West Wing has been in our lives since the politically minded show ended back in 2006.
"A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote" will debut on HBO this fall, Variety reports. The special will feature a theatrical staging of the "Hartsfield's Landing" episode, which originally aired as part of Season 3 in 2002.
The special will be shot at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles in early October, with the special aimed at raising awareness for Michelle Obama's When We All Vote — a non-partisan nonprofit founded to increase voting in the U.S.
The West Wing special will find Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen all reprising their roles. Series creator Aaron Sorkin will also write original material for the event, as well as executive produce it alongside Thomas Schlamme and Casey Patterson.
"Tommy and I are incredibly excited to be getting The West Wing cast back together for this staged reading and to support When We All Vote in their efforts to get all of us involved in this election," Sorkin said in a statement.
The reunion special also promises special guests, including a message from Obama.
So far no firm premiere date has been set.
The West Wing originally aired from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006, on NBC.