The cast of The Newsroom is building up, with the additions of Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt – and we have details about their characters already. Spoilers ahead.

Deadline reports that Oswalt and DeWitt are set to join the stellar cast of Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn when The Newsroom returns to HBO screens in June 2013. The pair have worked together previously on United States of Tara.

Both actors are set to portray recurring characters in the second season of The Newsroom. Oswalt will appear as Jonas Pfeiffer, the new Vice President of Human Resources at News Night’s Atlantis Cable Network. DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator hired by ACN to defend the cable network in a multimillion-dollar wrongful termination lawsuit. Sounds dramatic!

These are not our first hints at season 2 casting on The Newsroom. Showrunner Aaron Sorkin has previously confirmed the return of season 1 guest stars Adam Arkin and David Krumholtz.

‘The Newsroom’ season 2

Jeff Daniels has tweeted to let us know that the cast is back to work on season 2. The first episode of season 2, the title of which is yet to be announced, will air on HBO in June 2013. The first spoilers for episode 2×01 and season 2 were recently released. If you’re looking for season 2 hints, check out our Newsroom season 2 predictions, with stories ripped straight from the headlines.

To keep up-to-date on The Newsroom, look no further than Hypable’s Aaron Sorkin podcast, The Sorkin Series. Now that we are in The Newsroom off-season, the bi-weekly/fortnightly podcast is analyzing two episodes of The West Wing each show. Watch along with our hosts, subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode, and follow @SorkinSeries on Twitter for updates.

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