The Newsroom was intriguing enough in its own time, so it's not hard to imagine the relevance of the show in today's political broadcasting climate. In an era when news anchors barely have time to finish a segment before more news breaks, the pressures of putting together a comprehensive show are especially intense right now and would produce some juicy storylines.
So when Olivia Munn, who starred as Sloan Sabbith in all three seasons of the hit HBO series, indicated that a revival of The Newsroom was nigh, it wasn't hard to believe.
Last week, the actress told ET Online that she'd had "conversations" with co-star Tom Sadoski and creator Aaron Sorkin about potentially reviving the series. "He's very busy," Munn said of Sorkin, "but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully."
However, Sorkin himself has now put that rumor to rest.
Appearing on Monday's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sorkin said, plainly, that he has "no plans" to revive the show, although he does understand the interest.
"I wish the show was on the air now. I would love to be writing it now," Sorkin said. "But there are other things that are coming up. I have no plans to return to it."
No doubt, The Newsroom isn't the only Sorkin property that seems ripe for the current political climate; we can't even imagine what The West Wing would look like in the Donald Trump era. However, he's currently working on bringing new life to the story of vintage TV powerhouses Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in a biopic for Amazon, along with producing NBC's upcoming live special A Few Good Men and directing his passion project, the historic dramaThe Trial Of The Chicago 7. Sorkin also brought Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird to Broadway in a new play starring The Newsroom's own Jeff Daniels.
The Newsroom ran from 2012 to 2014 and earned two Golden Globe nominations as well as six Primetime Emmy nods, including a win for Best Actor in a Drama for Daniels. It is currently available for streaming at HBO and Amazon.