The man responsible for The West Wing has turned his hand to network news with his latest series, to screen on HBO in the United States from June 24. The Newsroom looks to pull no punches and sets up lead Jeff Daniels to be everything we need in a news anchor – egotistical, intelligent and a little bit broken/jaded. Sam Waterston adds gravitas, and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) will no doubt bring a wide-eyed innocence. Given it’s two months away from airing in the US there’s no word as to who will get it in Australia but every network (free-to-air and subscription) is already jockeying for position. Keep your eyes peeled for more trailers in the coming weeks.

Bring. It. On.