Daniels, 56, would play Will McCallister, the host of his own cable news show. The project goes behind the scenes of the show, following him, his female executive producer and staff.
According to THR, Sorkin spent time researching the project at Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews' MSNBC shows. This is the Oscar-winning screenwriters' first cable TV project. He previously created ABC's Sports Night and NBC's The West Wing and Studio 60.