In her first major TV series gig, Oscar winner Jane Fonda is joining Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO drama series in a recurring role. The series, set behind the scenes at a fictional cable news network, stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski and Sam Waterston. According to TVLine, which broke the news, Fonda will play Leona Lansing, the CEO of the cable news network’s parent company whose corporate concerns often conflict with the reporting of the news. Fonda knows a thing or two about heads of cable news networks — she was married to one, CNN founder Ted Turner.
Jane Fonda To Recur On Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series
What's Hot on Deadline
Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Declares Alleged Victims Have "Lied"; D.A. Only Interested In"Political Correctness"
Latest TV News
- CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million To Settle Harassment Claim On ‘Bull’
- Juan Carlos Coto Signs With UTA
- Paul James To Star In Netflix Musical Drama Series ‘Mixtape’
- Legendary TV Inks Overall Deal With Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds
- Logan Lerman In Talks For Lead In Jordan Peele’s ‘The Hunt’ Amazon Drama Series
- Red Nose Day Special Sets 2019 Date On NBC