Aaron Sorkin Cable News Drama Coming to HBO

This post refers to hitfix.com

Alan Sepinwall of HitFix on Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show:

The project features an impressive cast, including Jeff Daniels as the anchor, Emily Mortimer as his new producer, Alison Pill, Olivia Munn and Dev Patel as newsroom staffers and Sam Waterston as the wise boss. (Looking at this from a distance, the Sorkin shorthand seems as follows: Daniels is Casey, Mortimer is Dana, Pill and/or Munn is Natalie, Patel Jeremy, and Waterston a hybrid of Isaac and Leo.)

Sepinwall, of course, is comparing each cast member to someone from Sports Night, one of my all-time favorites. I still have never watched The West Wing, but I loved Sorkin’s other shows. I can’t wait for this one, and knowing HBO is involved only excites me more.