HBO has received first trailers for Aaron Sorkin’s new drama series The Newsroom and for the upcoming fifth season of Alan Ball’s True Blood. The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels as the anchor of a primetime program on a cable news network whom the trailer portrays as outspoken, controversial and volatile. Great timing on the heels of the public firing by Current TV of Keith Olbermann who reportedly was one of the anchors Sorkin shadowed in his research for the show. The trailer also gives a glimpse at Newsroom‘s supporting cast, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel and Thomas Sadoski, as well as Sam Waterston as the network’s president and Jane Fonda in the guest-starring role of the CEO of the network’s parent company. As for True Blood, this is a first look at what will be the last season of the vampire drama shepherded by its creator Ball who is stepping down as showrunner.

avril incandenza
4 years
I love Jeff Daniels. This is my cup of tea. Thanks HBO and Aaron Sorkin.
The J-Man
4 years
I'll watch anything Aaron Sorkin writes and wasn't that impressed by the casting of Jeff Daniels but...
True Blood Hound
4 years
I don't care much about The Newsroom, but I'm excited with the return of True Blood. The...