Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin is dreaming up a plot for a revamp of his political drama The West Wing – and he wants This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown as his leading man.
The show, featuring Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen as President Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlet, was a ratings winner from 1999 to 2006, and fans have never given up on a return.
And it seems creator Sorkin is also interested in returning to the Oval Office.
In a new The Hollywood Reporter interview, he reveals he has already come up with the perfect premise for The West Wing’s return and has a new man in mind to play the U.S. leader.
“(I’d have) Sterling K. Brown as president, and there’s some kind of jam, an emergency, a very delicate situation involving the threat of war or something, and Bartlet, long since retired, is consulted in the way that Bill Clinton used to consult with (Richard) Nixon.”
But Sorkin still has some plotting to do before he can reintroduce the beloved characters played on TV by Janney and Whitford.
“If I could think of a way of reviving The West Wing without it seeming like a Brady Bunch reunion, I would.”