By Sydney Bucksbaum
October 08, 2020 at 02:00 PM EDT
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"Welcome home, Mr. President."

The trailer for The West Wing's highly anticipated reunion special is here, and EW has your exclusive first look at the intimate, timely production shot at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

HBO Max gathered the cast of Aaron Sorkin's iconic political drama for A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, featuring a stage presentation of the season 3 episode "Hartsfield’s Landing." The trailer below showcases what fans can expect from the reunion, as stars Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, and Dulé Hill recreate the fan-favorite episode in a unique way. Plus, Sterling K. Brown steps in as Leo McGarry, the role played by the late John Spencer — the This Is Us star may not be playing the President, but Sorkin still finally got to see his dream come true! And, of course, the production followed strict COVID protocols for the safety of all involved.

The special will also feature guest appearances during act breaks from When We All Vote co-chair Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as musical performances by composer W.G. Snuffy Walden, who will play the iconic West Wing theme song on guitar, and folk rock band the Avett Brothers, who will close out the special.

With less than a month until the 2020 election, the West Wing special aims to highlight the importance of voting and to raise awareness of When We All Vote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization co-chaired by Obama that was founded to increase participation in every election in America. In honor of the special, WarnerMedia will make a donation to When We All Vote. Plus, TNT will air Friday marathons of The West Wing, starting Oct. 9 and leading up to the election in November, with election-themed episodes.

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote premieres Oct. 15 on HBO Max.

Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to the West Wing is available now.

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