‘The Newsroom’ Recap: Lectures and Loathing on the Campaign Trail
On Tuesday night, Jeff Daniels tweeted that The Newsroom was picked up by HBO. “It’s official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3,” the actor, who plays anchor Will McAvoy, wrote. The news comes a month after HBO programming president Michael Lombardo noted publicly that he’d be “shocked” if the series didn’t return. The hold-up has been creator Aaron Sorkin, who will need to pen the Steve Jobs film script before turning his attention back to Newsroom.
The Sorkin creation, set behind the scenes at a cable news show, will have no shortage of news events to cover in a third season, including the Newtown School shooting (December, 2012) and the Boston Marathon massacre (April, 2013). The series’ second season, which bowed on July 14, will end with a two-parter taking place on election night on Sept. 15.
Source: Hollywood reporter