1/27/2011 2:30 AM ET |
Filed under: TV News
As we mentioned earlier this week, Aaron Sorkin's working on TV show about and now there's more deets!
The screenwriter said in an interview with BBC:
"I love television, and I’m going to be doing another television series as well, this time on HBO, and it’s going to take place behind-the-scenes at a nightly cable news show. It’s going to be happening soon. I’ve written the pilot episode and we’re casting it right now."
As for research, Sorkin's gone straight to the source, adding:
"I’ve spent some time at CNN…with Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, Fox News, I’ve spent some time being a fly on the wall at those shows…What the hope is, is that I can bring the same kind of idealism and romanticism that made government seem sexy on The West Wing, and I can bring it to the news and journalism, which in America is held in at least as much contempt as government."
[Image via WENN.]
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