Good televisions shows are hard to find. But if any show is coming from Academy-Award winner Aaron Sorkin, it deserves a second glance. This of course brings us to the new show, The Newsroom, set to air on HBO this summer. The show is the brainchild of Aaron Sorkin, who is serving as writer and executive producer to the show. What's super exciting is the theme of the show, which is focused on media and how news is created and presented in the modern age of 24/7 newscycle. The Newsroom is set behind the scenes around the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN).
For the uninitiated, Aaron Sorkin is the man behind multiple Emmy-Award winning series, The West Wing and the short-lived but equally brilliant Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Where Aaron's earlier shows focused on politics and television, the new show will be about real-time news. Back to the creator, he is also the man who wrote the screenplay for the now-iconic David Fincher film, The Social Network - the film about Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg. All this proves that Aaron is fully capable of delivering. Come to the upcoming show and it looks very promising. First off is the cast, led by the very talented Jeff Daniels. Other stars include Slumdog Millionaire alum Dev Patel and Jane Fonda.
The show will air in a few weeks but special reviews of the pilot have come in and it seems Aaron and HBO have a winner on their hands. In its review, The Hollywood Reporter summed it up best: "You have to applaud Sorkin’s ability to milk emotion whenever he wants. He can make the politically jaded feel patriotic and the cynical see hope in any situation. Also, love or hate his soapboxing, the man can write. And what might be the most alluring part of The Newsroom is that it’s clear Sorkin wants the show to be enormous, filled with characters of all stripes and able to take on innumerable storylines as it looks at journalism, politics, romance, the workplace and America itself. Whether you go along on that ride with him has everything to do with whether you like his style. Because -- cue the orchestra and step onto the soapbox -- Sorkin is always true to himself and doesn’t try to cover his tendencies or be embarrassed by them."
Need we say more?