“The Newsroom” is going to be diving deep into the Presidential Election for season 2 (no surprise there); and while we’re not altogether likely to see either Mitt Romney or President Obama making an appearance on the HBO show, Aaron Sorkin is finding some other unique ways already to integrate the campaigns into the cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a relative newcomer by the name of Joel Johnstone has booked a recurring part on the show as Cameron, a staffer in the Romney campaign who is set to spend a great deal of time with Grace Gummer’s character, who is working as a reporter tracking the election from the Romney camp’s perspective. With this in mind, expect Cameron to be a master of spin as all political aides are.
This is turning out to be a rather exciting month for Johnstone, as he has also been cast in the network’s medical comedy pilot “Getting On,” which is being created by the same people as “Big Love” in Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer. He has also appeared in bit parts on “Criminal Minds” and “Ed.”
“The Newsroom” has set its own expectations high for the new season following a run earlier this summer that was polarizing to many critics. While we personally loved the series for its breakneck pace and sharp writing, not everyone else out there felt the same way about some of the characters. You know that Sorkin has been working hard to tighten up some of the rough edges, and the return of the show next summer will hopefully be a great one.
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