Aaron Sorkin’s new drama The Newsroom has been renewed for a second season by HBO.
The drama about the inner workings of a cable news network stars Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill and Jane Fonda premiered to 2.1 million viewers, the third-highest premiere for HBO behind only Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
Sorkin, who also wrote The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Social Network has previously said of the series, “This is meant to be an idealistic, romantic, swashbuckling, sometimes comedic but very optimistic, upward-looking look at a group of people who are often looked at cynically.”
The series is due to air in Australia on soon-to-be-launched drama channel SoHo.
Source: Hollywood Reporter