Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Newsroom: Season One

Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release Date: June 11, 2013
Price: DVD $59.99, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital (HBO Select) $79.98
Studio: HBO/Warner

The Newsroom scene

Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer go at it in The Newsroom.

The HBO comedy-drama television series The Newsroom was created by Aaron Sorkin, the insanely popular, Academy Award-winning writer of The Social Network.

The show follows TV’s ACN news team on their quixotic (reportedly one of Sorkin’s favorite words) mission to reclaim the legacy of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships. Amongst those vying for integrity and success are Will McAvoy Jeff Daniels (Something Wild), a veteran news anchor whose recent public outburst prompted his staff to jump ship; and MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer, Hugo), Will’s ex-girlfriend and a veteran newswoman who’s hired on to be his new executive producer.

Also included in the cast is Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields), Alison Pill (To Rome with Love), Thomas Sadoski (30 Beats), Dev Patel (The Last Airbender), Olivia Munn (I Don’t Know How She Does It) and Jane Fonda (Barbarella).

The second season of The Newsroom is tentatively slated to premiere on HBO sometime in June, 2013, close to the time Season One is issued!

The Blu-ray with HBO Select and DVD contain the following features:

  • “Mission Control” – a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art sets with cast and crew.
  • “The Rundown” – Aaron Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul, co-executive producer Greg Mottola, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterston discuss in detail their experiences shooting the first season in this exclusive conversation.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentaries – five audio commentaries with Aaron Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul, cast members Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer and more!
  • Inside the Episodes – get the inside perspective on each of the episodes with revealing interviews from Aaron Sorkin.
  • Episodic Previews & Recaps

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.