“The Social Network” the movie gave us all an interesting and deeper insight into how Mark Zuckerberg took his “social network business” from a dorm room project to become one of the largest companies in the world, within a few years. A truly amazing and breathtaking story, but sometimes a bit scary as well.
Very few have been written about the series, so far. HBO describes this upcoming production very much undramatic only in a few sentences on their web site:
“From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.”
But I do think this is only the calm before the storm. The trailer gives us some indications that the film will portray an old fashioned newsroom which is struggling in crisis, where the audience escapes from traditional media for the benefit of user-generated stuff on social media, and leaves a news anchor in some kind of nervous breakdown.
And it seems that Huffington post share this point of view when they write:
“Jeff Daniels is shaking up “The Newsroom” this summer. The trailer for the Aaaron Sorkin’s HBO series has just been released, and Daniels stirs up some serious drama in this mere two-minute video of what promises to be an action-packed show.”
However, I guess, for us who’s working in this industry, this will be a smashing hit, and another lesson, what’s going on.