THE SCREENING ROOM: New Trailer of HBO's "Newsroom," With Jeff Daniels, John Gallagher Jr. (Video)

By Michael Gioia
30 Apr 2012

Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO drama, "The Newsroom," which features a star-studded cast led by Tony nominee Jeff Daniels, will premiere June 24.



The cast of "The Newsroom" includes Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominees Daniels (God of Carnage), Alison Pill (Lieutenant of Inishmore), Jane Fonda (33 Variations, There Was a Little Girl) and Sam Waterston (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), West End actress Emily Mortimer (The Merchant of Venice, The Light), Thomas Sadoski (The House of Blue Leaves, Other Desert Cities), Josh Pence ("The Social Network"), Olivia Munn and Dev Patel.

"Newsroom" centers on cable news anchor Will McCallister (Daniels) and the show's female executive producer, MacKenzie (Mortimer). Here is a look at the upcoming series in the newly released trailer.

As previously reported, Pill will play Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk, and Munn has been cast as a "sexy financial analyst" on the same cable network as McCallister.

Tony winner Gallagher Jr. will play Jim, who comes to work on McCallister's show and develops a crush on Maggie. Pence will play Rob, senior producer in charge who has been in a relationship with Maggie for five months and starts to become jealous of Jim.

To preview "The Newsroom," look below: