After much deliberation Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama series, once known as More As This Story Develops has been unveiled as The Newsroom. A much catchier and pithier title. This new title made it's debut in HBO's just released end of year trailer, which you can view below, that highlights the network's 2011 series and movies and shows audiences what they can look forward to in 2012.
In the trailer there is actual footage of The Newsroom, the first to be released by HBO but enough to whet the appetite of every Sorkin fan boy. Which, for the record should be everyone who own's a television, sense of humor and a heart.
Sorkin's series had in fact actually been without a title for the past couple of months, though there had been intense speculation that Newsroom would be the top choice after a post on an HBO fan site last month.
The Newsroom will star Jeff Daniels as Will McCallister the anchor of a primetime program on cable news network UBS, Emily Mortimer as his new executive producer as well as Alsion Pill, John Gallagher Jr, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski as newsroom staffers. Sam Waterston will star as Charlie Skinner, the UBS News President and Jane Fonda has recently signed on for a reccuring role as the CEO of the network's parent company.
The HBO trailer can be viewed below...
Are people excited for Sorkin's new drama? Will he regret changing its title, ala Studio 7 On The Sunset Strip?