Creator of ‘The Newsroom’ Aaron Sorkin ‘done’ with TV after the show ends?

by Martin
Aaron Sorkin is the man behind 'The Newsroom'

Aaron Sorkin is the man behind ‘The Newsroom’

Last night, the third and final season of ‘The Newsroom’ premiered on HBO, but fans in the UK only have to wait until Wednesday for the season to begin on Sky Atlantic.

Unfortunately though, it would seem that this season could be the last time we get the opportunity to enjoy creator Aaron Sorkin’s on-screen work…

The award-winning writer has worked on a number of projects over the years, including TV drama ‘The West Wing’ and Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’.

His most recent project has been ‘The Newsroom’ which, as mentioned above, airs on HBO and which stars Jeff Daniels as fictional TV news network anchor, Will McAvoy, who heads up the cast of the show as they deal with real-life news stories including – in last night’s episode – the Boston marathon bombing.

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in 'The Newsroom' (© HBO)

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in ‘The Newsroom’ (© HBO)

However, fans of Sorkin’s work will be sad to hear that after this season of ‘The Newsroom’ ends, he may never write for television again, as he revealed to the Los Angeles Times.

He said: “I know the whole ‘Never say never’ stuff, but I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television.”

Sorkin added: “I still don’t see another series in my near future, but, you never know. Maybe I’ll get another idea.”

The writer then explained that he’s enjoy working on TV shows, and continued: “I want to be really clear about this…

“I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was the ‘West Wing’.”

We’ll confess, we were surprised to learn that the final season of ‘The Newsroom’ would consist of only six episodes, and we were even more shocked to learn that this was the final season.

Did you see the season three premiere episode last night on HBO? What did you think about how the fictional news team covered the Boston marathon? Are you excited to see what’s coming next?

It's work work work  in 'The Newsroom' (© HBO)

It’s work work work in ‘The Newsroom’ (© HBO)

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