After months of trying to work out scheduling conflicts with series creator Aaron Sorkin, HBO has officially picked up a third and final season of The Newsroom.
Created by Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom centers on a cable news anchor, his new executive producer, his newsroom staff and their boss as they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships. The drama series stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn.
“The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”
The pick up for a third season had been expected for some time, especially given the slight ratings uptick from season one to season two. Series star Jeff Daniels previously tweeted: “It’s official.
#Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.”, however, HBO had maintained that they had yet to give the greenlight to season 3. The key sticking point had been Aaron Sorkin’s hectic work schedule, leading to todays decision to end the series with its third season.