Twitter Seems Angry With Reports That Aaron Sorkin Is Reviving The Newsroom: ‘Have We Not Suffered Enough?’


Aaron Sorkin is enjoying such a lovely moment in his somewhat mercurial career, that reports are surfacing that he is considering bringing back the formerly canceled premium cable drama The Newsroom. 

Actress Olivia Munn revealed last week to Entertainment Tonight’s Leanne Aguilera that conversations were afoot with Newsroom cast and showrunner Sorkin:

“Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that,” she tells ET of the actor who played her on-screen love interest, Don Keefer, on the show. “He’s very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully.”

ThHe Newsroom was an HBO drama that was set in the New York City studios of a fictionalized cable news outlet called Atlantis Cable News, or ACN. The show started Jeff Daniels as the irritably truth-telling cable news anchor, Sam Watterson as the oft be-bowtied executive, and various other actors who were much more attractive versions of the actual cable news employees they portrayed.

The show ran 25 episodes over three seasons, and while it ended on a much better-reviewed note, many critics seemed to feel that the cable news industry was not deserving of the sometimes hagiographic portrayal it often received.

As such, news of a potential reboot was met with its own critical response:

Twitter is often filled with vitriol; it’s a platform on which it is all too easy to spew bile. So bully for the brave voices that actually believes The Newsroom reboot to be a good idea, like Elle Entertainment Editor Emily Tannenbaum:

I, for one, welcome the return of The Newsroom overlords if only to see on the computer screens at ACN’s offices.

Edit note: the original version of this article misidentified the Emily. Apologies to all Emilies for the mix-up!


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