If HBO's The Newsroom was not seen as being liberal enough, today's news that Patton Oswalt was joining the cast surely will not make anyone different. I follow him on Twitter and, although he attacked all sides of the political spectrum over the election season, there is little question where his allegiance truly lies.
Oswalt will be playing Jonas Pfeiffer, Atlantis Cable News vice president of human resources. As I have said before, I missed out on The Newsroom because I moved during its first season, but I am a big fan of Oswalt and this news absolutely makes me want to get on board. Hopefully he will not be filming any scenes in his underwear though, like in Young Adult. I could have done without that.
Also joining the cast is Rosemarie DeWitt, as Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends the network in a wrongful-termination lawsuit.
Oswalt and DeWitt previously acted together in Showtime's United States of Tara, as a couple.
The Newsroom’s return date has not been announced at this time.
Are you happy with these castings? I obviously am with Oswalt, but am not familiar with DeWitt’s work. Is she a good fit for The Newsroom? Who else would be good cast members?