HBO has released a video teasing the new season of Aaron Sorkin’s divisive drama “The Newsroom,” set to return on July 14. In addition to promising that doughty “News Night” anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his ditzily devoted producer and ex Mac McHale (Emily Mortimer) will continue to be in love but separated by their need to bicker about their past relationship, creator and showrunner Sorkin offers up an interesting tidbit about the new round of episodes.
“The second season of ‘The Newsroom’ has a different structure than the first season did — there’s one story that goes through the entire season,” he says, noting that the show will kick off with characters “being prepared for a deposition they’re going to have to give in a wrongful termination suit” about something called “Operation Genoa” that will presumably unfold in flashbacks over the 12-episode arc. “The Newsroom” — it’s just like “The Killing,” only with less death and the new addition of Marcia Gay Harden playing a hardass litigator defending Atlantis Cable News.
Other tidbits? Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) will be out in the field covering the Romney campaign, Sloane (Olivia Munn) and Don (Thomas Sadoski) will deal with their mutual attraction, Neil (Dev Patel) will latch onto the Occupy movement and Maggie (Alison Pill) is “going to lose everything.”