HBO has finally announced the official renewal of ‘The Newsroom’ for a third season, though at the same time they also announced that the upcoming third season would be the final season of the series. I found this to be a bit surprising. Hit the jump to read the press release regarding this announcement.
Immediately below you can read the press release:
HBO’S EMMY®-WINNING DRAMA SERIES
The Newsroom TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON
THIRD AND FINAL SEASON
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 – The Emmy®-winning HBO drama series The Newsroom will begin production on its third and final season this spring, with debut slated for fall, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
“The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”
Created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin (Oscar® winner for writing “The Social Network,” executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy® winner “The West Wing”), The Newsroom follows the members of a cable news team on their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships. Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”) joining the show as an executive producer.
Returning cast regulars include Jeff Daniels (who received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the show last September), Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn.