Premieres June 24 on HBO
Since his TV hit The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin has written movies about media (The Social Network) and the great American game (Moneyball). Now he’s behind a drama about cable news, where media becomes a game. The Newsroom, about a veteran cable anchor (Jeff Daniels) who goes rogue and reinvents his career, has the potential to be Sorkin at his best (fast-paced environment, workaholic wonks) or worst (abundant opportunities for preachy monologues and author-surrogate soapboxing). Either way, expect it to make headlines.