MUMBAI: The Emmy award-winning HBO drama series The Newsroom that has topped the popularity charts will begin production on its third and final season this spring. The telecast of the show is slated for fall. The announcement was made by HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo.
Lombardo has been reported as saying that the farewell season will be the one to remember. Lombardo thinks that the show was hitting a smart, adult audience that many of the other dramas weren't.
Created by Academy Award winner, Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, 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 (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Alan Poul (Six Feet Under) 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 award 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.