HBO buys Aaron Sorkin's new show
September 8th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

HBO buys Aaron Sorkin's new show

HBO has ordered a new series about cable news from Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin, the network confirms. (HBO is owned by the same parent company as CNN.)

“West Wing” creator Sorkin is listed as executive producer and pilot writer on the show, tentatively titled “More As This Story Develops.”

The drama revolves around a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels!) who strives for ethical journalism despite the state of modern-day media.

His newsroom staff will be played by Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski. Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterson round out the cast as his producer and his boss, respectively.

“Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements,” reads a press release. Sounds promising!

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. faybird

    aaron sorkin is a genius. HBO is smart . we are lucky

    September 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. FIX IN TX

    Alison Pill is a good actress. Sounds like an interesting show.

    September 9, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Evel Knievel

    God, I was bored just spending 30 seconds reading the description. I'd kill myself if I had to watch an hour of this tripe.

    September 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Richard Fore

    Sounds like a dumb show, I would wipe myself with the script and flush it.

    September 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • You know...

      Calling something dumb, and then saying something dumb right after it kinda invalidates your opinion.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    Actually sounds kinda interesting. Too bad I'd never pay for HBO.

    September 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    This sounds like a really great show that will get exactly one season.

    September 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alecia

    Sounds like it would be worth a look!

    September 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |

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