Thomas Newman has recently recorded the main titles theme, as well as the score for the pilot of the new HBO drama The Newsroom. Composer Alex Wurman is currently scoring the other episodes of the show’s first season. The series is created by Academy Award- and mutiple Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) and stars Jeff Daniels as a cable news anchor and Emily Mortimer as his executive producer. Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn are co-starring. Sorkin is executive producing the series with Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men) and Alan Poul (Six Feet Under). Newman has previously written the main titles theme for HBO’s critically acclaimed drama Six Feet Under created by Alan Ball and the mini-series Angels in America. Wurman’s previous HBO projects include the Susan Sarandon- and Ralph Fiennes-starring Bernard and Doris, as well as the Claire Danes-starring Temple Grandin, for which the composer has received an Emmy Award. The Newsroom‘s first season of 10 episodes is set to premiere on June 24, 2012 on HBO. Check out the trailer below and visit the official show website for updates.

  1. Victoria says:

    The Newsroom is an excellent and intelligent TV series that is one of those rare series that appeals to the emotions, as well as to the intellect. It is a unique “subject” to make a TV series about an anchorman and the years he has dedicated to his career, as well as the complexity of his personal life and psyche – a man that people respect and tip-toe around, because he is not afraid to speak his mind and he pisses off a lot of people in the process, but at the end of the day, all is forgiven when he comes around and delivers the news in a very real and believable way that gets many, many viewers to “tune in”. This is a once-in-a-lifetime series that appeals to one’s own ethic and moral obligations and questions one’s beliefs and one’s own philosophies on just about every topic that each person faces day to day. I hope that The Newsroom will appeal to many viewers, because I would like to see it continue and to develop over many seasons, as such an interesting drama should have the chance to do. I only hope that there are many other viewers and fans of The Newsroom, such as myself, who will support it and keep it going for a long time to come. There are so few TV series that appeal to the intellect, such as this. I love intelligent writing, and the writing for this TV series is by far excellent in its own right. And my write-up on this series would not be complete without mentioning the very perfect music theme, written by Thomas Newman and Alex Wurman, whom are excellent composers. The main theme is inexplicably appropriate and “news” worthy — I put it up there with John Williams’ composition for the NBC or CBS (whichever it is) evening news — and I must add that it even surpasses John Williams’ music for the evening international news, which is saying a LOT! Hope to see much more of this great TV series.