Aaron Sorkin has a knack for writing TV shows about what really might be going on behind the scenes in certain situations. Whether itís a scripted glimpse into the inner workings of the White House, a behind-the-scenes dramedy about a sports show, or a similarly-styled dramedy about the off-screen happenings of a sketch-comedy show, Sorkin has enough TV creations to be considered and expert in the subject. So, itís no surprise that HBO has given his latest TV venture a series pickup.
The upcoming series that I'm most excited for is the HBO/Aaron Sorkin show-within-a-show More as the Story Develops. Aaron Sorkin -- now Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin -- is already a TV legend, and his work tends to be set in the behind-the-scenes world of productions, whether TV shows or political campaigns. And now another international actor is joining the cast.
HBO is now mining ideas straight from the wish-center of my brain...or so it would seem. This new project, which Home Box Office Entertainment has just announced, will combine the talents of John Krasinski and Aaron Sorkin to bring us an homage to Hollywood. The two are teaming up for a miniseries about the famous Hollywood hotel, The Chateau Marmont.
Pretty good timing. Just as the Aaron Sorkin-penned film Moneyball got its first trailer, more cast members were announced for his upcoming HBO pilot, More as the Story Develops. Sorkin's already a TV legend with Sports Night and The West Wing on his resume, so everyone should be pretty stoked for this new project, and only more so as the news continues to trickle out.
Sam Waterston is aboard More as the Story Develops, the highly touted new show from Aaron Sorkin and HBO. He joins the previously cast Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill (amazing) and Olivia Munn as Daniels' boss on the fictional cable news show within the show.
Social media is continually intertwining with the entertainment industry in unexpected ways. We've had sit-coms spawned by Twitter feeds and Oscar-winning movies based on social networks. Now the mingling has taken a particularly odd detour. As spotted by TheAwl.com, somebody (or bodies) has resurrected the cancelled 2006 Aaron Sorkin drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip via a series of interconnected Twitter feeds.
Olivia Munn is never career-homeless for long. From her rise from G4's Attack of the Show!, to her cameo in Iron Man 2, PLUS a stint on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, the actress/model/personality hasn't really been unemployed in some time...and once again, she has found a high-profile gig, this time on HBO.
Sorkin himself spent time shadowing several like-genred shows, and with past credits including Sports Night and Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip also depicting backstage television, he seems the perfect man to pen this project.