Aaron Sorkin offers New Details on his New HBO Series

By Jacob Klein on Jan 27, 2011 to The Newsroom

Last week we reported that Aaron Sorkin was working on a new series for HBO centered around a Cable News outfit.  New details have emerged.

The screenwriter said in an interview with BBC:

“I love television, and I’m going to be doing another television series as well, this time on HBO, and it’s going to take place behind-the-scenes at a nightly cable news show. It’s going to be happening soon. I’ve written the pilot episode and we’re casting it right now.”

Sorkin has gone to great lengths to do research for the show adding:

“I’ve spent some time at CNN…with Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, Fox News, I’ve spent some time being a fly on the wall at those shows…What the hope is, is that I can bring the same kind of idealism and romanticism that made government seem sexy on The West Wing, and I can bring it to the news and journalism, which in America is held in at least as much contempt as government.”

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