HBO has confirmed the debut date of the second season of their critically acclaimed drama series, ‘The Newsroom.’
The Newsroom’s second season is due to kick off Sunday, July 14, airing simultaneously in both Eastern and Pacific at 10pm.
If you enjoyed the first season, you shouldn’t expect more of the same though. After the first season, show producer Aaron Sorkin fired almost every single member of the show’s active writing staff. Rumor has it, the only active writer staying on staff is Sorkin’s ex-girlfriend Corinne Kinsbury.
In a statement addressing the firings, a HBO spokesperson explained the move is “nothing out of the ordinary.” Writing staff rotations happen frequently in the television industry; only usually behind the scenes, shielding fans for the drama.
Season two will follow the ACN newsroom staff as they chase a story based on a mysterious lead. However, the story ultimately spins out of control with disastrous consequences.
Patton Oswalt (‘Justified’) will appear in the new series as the news networks new vice president of human resources. Grace Grummer (Meryl Streep‘s daughter) will take on a key role in the new series, as a reporter embedded in Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters.
Star Jeff Daniels will return for season two, alongside co-stars Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn and Dev Patel.
Check out the latest teaser trailer for ‘The Newsroom’ Below: