Newsroom Season 2: Because I Know We've Been Waiting for More 'Sorkinization' of Reality
The Newsroom‘s Emily Mortimer (Mackenzie McHale) has given us an exact return date for season 2 filming! Previously we had heard rumours of November filming for the HBO drama, now we know exactly when our favourite news team will be back to work.
In an otherwise fairly bland HBO Connect Q&A discussing The Newsroom, Emily Mortimer has let slip the filming date for season 2. According to Mortimer, “we start shooting on November 12 this year.” If you’re hoping for controversy, don’t forget this start date is “just after the election, so that’s going to make things pretty spicy.”
So what does this mean for us Newsroom fanatics? Aaron Sorkin stated in his own HBO Connect Q&A that “the writing staff and I begin three months before everyone else.” This means, while we have all been dealing with the misery of life post the season 1 finale, Sorkin has sneakily been penning new episodes.
Sorkin has been playing spoilers close to his chest. All we know about season 2 is the return of two guest stars, David Krumholtz and Adam Arkin. Wondering what news stories may turn up in season 2? Check out our Newsroom season 2 predictions for all the American and international headlines we could see next year.
Previously, we weren’t sure if we would see the conclusion to the 2012 American presidential election in season 2. Given the dates now, Sorkin could spend the entirety of season 2 building up to election night. And don’t we all want to see Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) anchoring a News Night election special, showing the fictional coverage Sorkin would have liked to see in November?
According to show-creator Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom season 2 will air in June 2013.
* * * * * *
We finally have the first spoilers for The Newsroom season 2! So what does our favourite news team have in store in the up-and-coming season? Spoilers ahead.
Zap2It has revealed the first episode of The Newsroom season 2 will see the News Night team reporting on Occupy Wall Street.
This will establish the timeline of 2×01 at roughly September 2011, and according to Zap2It, at least the first half of the season will deal with this story. For those following along at home, episode 1×10 “The Greater Fool” was set in August 2011, which means we aren’t going to see a huge jump come season 2.
If the Occupy Wall Street plot sounds familiar to you, it may be because it was one of the real news headlines we predicted would be covered in The Newsroom season 2. What did we have to say about it back in August?
Beginning in September 2011, Occupy Wall Street was the most well-known manifestation of the “Occupy” movement.
As the fictional Atlantis Cable News offices are located in New York, we would be surprised if they skipped this story, especially as the “Occupy” movement made headlines worldwide. As part of the so-called 1%, we are sure Will would have plenty to say about this protest.
Make sure you check out the rest of our Newsroom season 2 predictions.
The Newsroom season 2 will begin filming on November 12, 2012, according to star Emily Mortimer. Two guest stars have already been confirmed as returning for the second season. The first episode of season 2, the title of which is yet to be announced, will air on HBO in June 2013.
* * * * * * *
Aaron Sorkin, the controversial showrunner of HBO’s The Newsroom has joined Twitter – but is it the real deal?
The generally tight-lipped writer has tweeted his personal verification, however not all of his friends are convinced. While famous for his long, fast-paced speeches, the new @AaronSorkin account has only posted two tweets so far, the first of which provides verification, and the second aimed at former The West Wing star Richard Schiff.
West Wing actor Dulé Hill was one of the first to welcome Sorkin to the Twittersphere, but not everyone seems convinced. Schiff himself tweeted back to inquisitive followers that the “poser” hasn’t yet been able to prove himself as the real deal. Still, that photo is rather convincing.
While we would love to have the kind of access to Sorkin that Twitter can provide, for now we aren’t holding out breath. Given his reluctance to give away plot, filming or character details for up-and-coming projects and episodes of The Newsroom, Twitter may not be the best fit for Sorkin. And even if he has joined, we imagine his tweets will only infuriate us more with the lack of details.
Source 1 2 3 4
Will continue to watch for Don Keefer and Sloan Sabbith. Don remains the best part of this show.
Which news stories do you all think Sorkin has chosen to lecture us on?