Aaron Sorkin, the controversial showrunner of HBO’s The Newsroom has joined Twitter – but is it the real deal?
The generally tight-lipped writer has tweeted his personal verification, however not all of his friends are convinced. While famous for his long, fast-paced speeches, the new @AaronSorkin account has only posted two tweets so far, the first of which provides verification, and the second aimed at former The West Wing star Richard Schiff.
Sorkin pictured with the October 26 copy of The New York Times.
West Wing actor Dulé Hill was one of the first to welcome Sorkin to the Twittersphere, but not everyone seems convinced. Schiff himself tweeted back to inquisitive followers that the “poser” hasn’t yet been able to prove himself as the real deal. Still, that photo is rather convincing.
He doesn't tweet but he is here Twittersphere! @AaronSorkin
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) October 29, 2012
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) October 29, 2012
While we would love to have the kind of access to Sorkin that Twitter can provide, for now we aren’t holding out breath. Given his reluctance to give away plot, filming or character details for up-and-coming projects and episodes of The Newsroom, Twitter may not be the best fit for Sorkin. And even if he has joined, we imagine his tweets will only infuriate us more with the lack of details.
You can find actors and producers involved with HBO’s The Newsroom on HBO Connect – a list which the @AaronSorkin account has not yet been added to.
The Newsroom season 2 will begin filming on November 12, 2012, according to star Emily Mortimer. Two guest stars have already been confirmed as returning for the second season. 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.
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.