Aaron Sorkin who has been actively involved in the making of popular shows like West Wing and Sports Night, is coming up with a new HBO series called 'The Newsroom'. He has roped in the popular star of ‘The Social Network’ Jesse Eisenberg for a cameo on this new show of his. Sorkin probably wants to cash in on the present day popularity of Eisenberg who has proven his mettle in other movies besides ‘The Social Network’, in the recent times. Eisenberg is slated to have a small voiceover on the premiere episode of the Newsroom, with its curtains rising on June 24th. It would be interesting to see if Eisenberg does his mark Zuekrberg impression, while rendering his voice-over. Sorkin is the writer of this new show along with being its producer. Sorkin also has some heavy duty credits against his name when it comes to writing movie screenplays; which includes the screenplay for a Few Good Men, Malice, The American President and in the more recent times the screen play for ‘The Social Network’ and the 2012 Oscar nominated Brad Pitt starrer Moneyball.
It is probably this connection as a screenplay writer of ‘The Social Network’, which has prompted Sorkin to bring in Eisenberg for a cameo on his new show. Eisenberg joins a flurry of familiar names on board Sorkin's long and eagerly awaited return to television which includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski and Sam Waterston for Sorkin’s unique behind-the-scenes story about a fictitious cable network news show.
One could also possibly expect to see Sorkin regulars like Bradley Whitford on this show. With Sorkin’s brand of writing and veteran actors to fall back on, it wouldn’t be surprising if this new show of his manages to hit ratings gold.