If you’ve seen headlines about a potential revival of HBO’s The Newsroom coming to save the state of journalism in the era of fake news, don’t get your hopes up. Series creator Aaron Sorkin shot down those rumblings while appearing on The Late Late Show Monday night.
“I wish the show was on the air now,” he said. “I would love to be writing it now, but there are other things coming up. I have no plans to return to anything else I have done.”
Olivia Munn, who starred as ACN’s financial expert Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom, told Entertainment Tonight that she and costar Tom Sadoski had “conversations” with Sorkin about a reboot. “He’s very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully,” she said.
Now those hopes are dashed.
After adapting To Kill A Mocking Bird for the Broadway stage, Sorkin is now assembling his next directorial effort for film with The Trial of the Chicago 7, a story of the truly wild 1969 trial of seven defendants charged with multiple offenses relating to counterculture protests during the Democratic National Convention. He also wrote the script for Cate Blanchett’s Lucille Ball movie, Lucy and Desi, and NBC’s live production of A Few Good Men.
So, yeah, he’s busy.