Season Two of Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Already In Trouble
The first season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO show "Newsroom" was pretty much hated by everyone. HBO still renewed it for a second season, which makes sense. Sorkin is a legitimate talent who you want to be in business with. You also know what he is capable of, so you give him every chance to succeed.
Unfortunately for HBO, season two got off to about as disastrous a start as possible when Sorkin looked at the first few episodes and decided he needed to reshoot them:
Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes of Season Two: “I doubt HBO’s going to be happy with my telling you this, but I got off to a false start with Season Two. With my hat in my hand, I went to HBO and said, ‘Would it be all right if I started again? I know it’s going to cost time and it’s going to cost a lot of money.’ Other networks would have said no.”
The pretentious "Newsroom" trailer announcing season two, is another bad sign.
Sorkin is acting like a man unable to articulate his vision, which is death to an auteur. He can probably feel it, but what he can't do is get it down on paper or on film.
The new season premieres July 14.