Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Newsroom’ – The Cast

By Jacob Klein on Dec 22, 2011 to The Newsroom

UPDATED 12-22-11: Jon Tenney Joins the cast as ‘Wade’.

It seems like every other day we hear about another actor heading to Aaron Sorkin‘s new HBO pilot tentatively titled ‘Newsroom’.  We haven’t seen any screenshots or video from the pilot yet but we do have the names of all of the great actors who will be playing your soon-to-be favorite fictional news-people.  If you haven’t heard yet, Newsroom follows a fictional nightly news broadcast reminiscent of  Keith Olbermann‘s late MSNBC program Countdown.  Jeff Daniels will star as Will McCallister, the news anchor, while Law and Order’s Sam Waterson will play his boss, Charlie Skinner.  Here’s what we know about the cast so far.

Jeff Daniels (Will McCallister)


Sam Waterson (Charlie Skinner)
 Olivia Munn (Sloan)  Dev Patel (Nea

Alison Pill (Maggie)

 Emily Mortimer (Mackenzie)

Adina Porter (Kendra)
 Ned Vaughn (Dick Warren)

Chris Chalk (Gary)

Megan Park (Gwen)

Jon Tenney (Wade)

We’ve linked to each of their wikipedia pages and/or the article on their particular character’s casting announcement for a better idea of who these actors are.  There are a few minor characters that we failed to mention and you can view them over at the IMDB page for Newsroom.   Some are more well known than others but the Law and Order vets sure found their way into this new HBO series didn’t they!  Newsroom is tentatively titled and thus doesn’t have anything close to a premiere date as of yet.  We’ll let you know when it’s going to air as soon as we know.  Fans of The West Wing rejoice-  The second coming has arrived and it’s only on HBO.

  • tahlula

    Jeff Daniels plays Will McAvoy not Will McCallister

  • http://facebook Victoria Jones

    would like Emily to e-mail advice about disorder her and I share..

  • Taylor

    I don’t know if you still want to update this post but if you do, would you please add John Gallagher Jr.? He’s actually one of the main supporting cast members and has be featured a good amount in the previews and promos. Thanks! (:

  • Harper

    I hear that the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” will air after the GOT premiere on April 1.

  • http://Utterlyinaccurate Harper

    Wow. So you have completely misstated who the important cast members are, you’ve listed people who appear in only one episode as series regulars (including putting their pictures up, lol!) and completely left out a large number of series regular cast members who will play pivotal roles in this show. This is laughable. Do better research.

    • https://www.google.com/profiles/112403282465615119902 Jacob Klein

      Well the title is “The Cast So Far” and it was written at a time when we didn’t even know the show’s title. Expect a follow up with the correct info sometime soon (whenever HBO/Sorkin give us a press release or something!) Thanks for the clarification, though!







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