Sorkin delves into frenzied Newsroom for second season
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - In the first 10 minutes of the second season of HBO drama The Newsroom, creator Aaron Sorkin hits viewers with half a dozen news themes, an intense legal discussion, a flashback and Sopa.
Yes, Sopa, the acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act being debated in Congress. It's the kind of complex topics that will keep news junkies and fans of Sorkin's chaotic television newsroom on their toes for season two, which premieres on Sunday.
Although the first season of The Newsroom has a good chance of picking up Emmy nominations next week, including for best drama, Sorkin's creation was picked apart by the critics.
Now, the writer who made his name with the Emmy-winning drama The West Wing and won a writing Oscar for The Social Network begins this season with something to prove.