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HBO picks up untitled Aaron Sorkin cable news project

The series centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.

The series was previously going under the working titleĀ More as the Story Develops.

Complete cast details follow after the jump.

HBO PICKS UP NEW AARON SORKIN PROJECT

Untitled Aaron Sorkin Project

Series pick-up. Hour-long project.

Logline: The series centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements.

Pilot credits:
Aaron Sorkin, executive producer and pilot writer
Scott Rudin, executive producer
Alan Poul, executive producer
Greg Mottola, pilot director
Francine Maisler, casting director

Pilot cast:
Jeff Daniels as Will McAllister
Emily Mortimer as MacKenzie
Alison Pill as Maggie
John Gallagher, Jr. as Jim
Olivia Munn as Sloan
Dev Patel as Neal
Thomas Sadoski as Don
and Sam Waterston as Charlie