This Just In: Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Newsroom Drama Has a New Title

Well, we can finally stop saying “tentatively titled.” Aaron Sorkin’s developing newsroom drama series has operated with the working title More as this Story Develops for quite some time. And it fits. It’s pretentious, clever, insidery…it’s as Sorkin as a title gets. But the HBO series seemes to have opted for something more simple and to-the-point: The Newsroom.

This news comes via a trailer released by HBO, containing shots of all of its new and returning series. Among them is a shot labeled The Newsroom, which depicts star Jeff Daniels, who will play newsman Will McAllister. Others who have accumulated as Newsroom castmembers include Emily Mortimer and Alison Pill as two of McAllister’s producers, and Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel.

Although diehard Sorkinians might find this new title a bit of a downgrade, it’s a small gripe when you consider the team of Daniels, Mortimer, Pill, Patel and director Greg Mottola attached. And if that still isn’t enough to amp you up, the aforementioned trailer, which you can watch below, is basically a fire-powered celebration of HBO’s cavalcade of dramatic TV.

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Source: Deadline

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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