Jane Fonda brings even more headlines to Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom
We know Sorkin likes to reuse and recycle. So there may be some clues in the back catalogue as to how this series may work out. So, as an excuse for a romp round the best bits of Sorkin's work is, let's take a look at what The West Wing in a newsroom might look like.
A heightened sense of responsibility and duty to truth telling from key characters who know their job is not just fun it's important.
A clannish group of work-obsessed preternaturally smart main characters who have no lives outside of the office. This is a certainty. No character in any Sorkin drama ever goes to the shops unless they're being followed by a stalker. It is a sign of weakness to have food in your fridge
Very fast articulation of sometimes complex policy issues using rhetoric threes, iambic pentameter and occasionally Latin.
Savage mockery of lunacy of right wing evangelicals. (Watch out Fox News!)
Insider-y battles between the press and politicians in which no one really wins, but a good time is had by all. Move over Jon Stewart. There will be some satirising of the pundit class.
Bring it on, I say. I can't wait!