The Newsroom Returns For a Second Season July 14 on HBO Canada
The Golden GlobeÂ®-nominated drama seriesÂ The NewsroomÂ kicks off its nine-episode second season onÂ Sunday, July 14Â atÂ 10 p.m. ET/MTÂ onÂ HBO Canada,Â a multiplex channel ofÂ Corus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ Movie CentralÂ (Western Canada) andÂ Astralâ€™sÂ The Movie NetworkÂ (Eastern Canada).Â The NewsroomÂ follows the â€śNews Nightâ€ť team on their mission to do the news well in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships.
Covering the period from August 2011 to November 2012, the new season touches on the administrationâ€™s anti-terrorism policy, Occupy Wall Street, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin, Benghazi and, of course, the primaries and general election.Â The NewsroomÂ offers viewers an opportunity to return to and relive the news that made headlines as they watch it unfold for the showâ€™s characters, who race to put together the broadcast.
The series is created by Aaron Sorkin (OscarÂ®Â winner for writingÂ The Social Network, executive producer and creator of the multiple EmmyÂ®Â winnerÂ The West Wing) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin (OscarÂ®Â winnerÂ No Country for Old Men) and Alan Poul (HBOâ€™s multiple EmmyÂ®Â winner forÂ Six Feet Under).
Jeff Daniels (Golden GlobeÂ®Â nominee forÂ The Newsroom, as well asÂ The Squid and the Whale,Â Something WildÂ andÂ The Purple Rose of Cairo)Â stars as Will McAvoy and Emily Mortimer (Hugo,Â Shutter Island) stars as Mackenzie McHale, the showâ€™s executive producer.
Other returning cast regulars for the second season are: John Gallagher, Jr. as Jim Harper, Mackenzieâ€™s loyal producer; Alison Pill as associate producer Maggie Jordan; Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer, Willâ€™s former executive producer; Dev Patel as resourceful self-made newsman Neal Sampat; Olivia Munn as financial news analyst Sloan Sabbith; and Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner, Willâ€™s old-school boss.
Returning guests for season two include Jane Fonda and Hope Davis. New to the guest cast in season two are Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Grace Gummer and Constance Zimmer.
In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service providers.
InÂ Eastern Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition, on demand, on TMN GO, and on HBO Canada OnLine.
HBO CanadaÂ is a multiplex channel offered by Astralâ€™s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainmentâ€™s Movie Central (Western Canada).