It has been quite a while since we have had any tangible news about “The Newsroom” season 3, save for our occasional analysis of whatever bone HBO decides to throw in our direction.
With that in mind, we’re really pleased to have something new from the show creator himself! Aaron Sorkin recently gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and in it he explained that one of the major stories he is looking forward to exploring in here revolves around just what happens when a journalist with ACN potentially learns a little too much:
“…[It’s] something that we’ve been talking about for the last 2 years: government and journalism. A lot of people feel like the current administration has been really tough on reporters and whistleblowers. I realize I’m not making it sound exciting but it involves one of our characters in a lot of jeopardy. Our people have a story that was given to them by a government whistleblower and the Justice Department wants the name of their source and they won’t give it up. So we see how far they’re willing to go for that.”
Also, Sorkin adds that you will see more of Jim’s girlfriend Hallie, and she will actually be working for ACN when she gets caught up in a scandal for accidentally tweeting something from the wrong social-media account. You can expect a small time jump of five months or so, but the six episodes that constitute the final season are all pretty linear, and one follows up the next.
The latest preview for the new season can be found over at the link here, though it doesn’t really tell you much other than that the production of the show is pretty darn cool. Also, be sure to sign up if you want to grab some additional TV scoop on all we cover via our official newsletter.