Beginning today, HBO is giving all audiences, including non-subscribers, a chance to watch the first episode of The Newsroom, the new Aaron Sorkin drama series, free of charge.
Following its debut last night, viewers can watch the pilot on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple On Demand platforms. The free preview will be available until July 23 and will be promoted on HBO’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The episode will also be available as a free podcast on iTunes.
Created by Aaron Sorkin (Oscar® winner for writing The Social Network, executive producer and writer of the multiple Emmy® winner The West Wing), the new HBO drama series follows a news team on its quixotic mission to reclaim the legacy of Murrow and Cronkite in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships.
The series is executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin (the Oscar® winner No Country for Old Men) and Alan Poul (HBO’s multiple Emmy® winner Six Feet Under). Jeff Daniels (Golden Globe nominee for The Squid and the Whale, Something Wild and The Purple Rose of Cairo) stars as Will McAvoy and Emily Mortimer (Hugo, Shutter Island) stars as MacKenzie McHale.