West Wing stars will likely be reuniting for a one-off particular, filmed in entrance of a reside studio viewers, which is able to air forward of the forthcoming US election.
The present is being produced to learn Michelle Obama‘s not-for-profit organisation When We All Vote, which she created to encourage elevated voter participation in each election.
It will air on HBO Max and authentic forged members Rob Lowe, Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen will all reprise their roles.
There may even be particular visitor appearances and a message from former first woman Mrs Obama.
Series creator Aaron Sorkin will oversee the present, which will likely be a reboot of an episode from the drama’s third season, referred to as Hartsfield’s Landing.
Originally broadcast in 2002, the episode focuses on a tense second in US–China relations over Taiwan, whereas Whitford’s character, Josh, worries a few small city in New Hampshire whose voting outcomes are believed to foretell who will win the state’s major.
Sorkin says he’s additionally presently writing extra authentic materials as a part of the particular.
HBO Max say it is going to be shot in a Los Angeles theatre over a number of days in October and will likely be directed by Thomas Schlamme, who masterminded the present’s well-known walk-and-talk model.
The West Wing premiered in 1999 and is ceaselessly ranked among the many greatest tv reveals of all time by critics.
During its seven-year run, it received almost 100 business awards.
While it initially aired on NBC, all seven sequence at the moment are accessible on Netflix, nevertheless it is doubtless it would transfer over to HBO Max sooner or later.
The new streaming service launched in May and has been build up its archive of content material ever since.
Warner Bros Television produced the present as a part of WarnerMedia, which will likely be making a donation to When We All Vote along side the trouble.
Other sequence which have mounted reunions for the reason that pandemic started embody NBC specials dedicated to Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock.
The particular, which was introduced in February, will function Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.
It will likely be filmed in entrance of a reside studio viewers on the unique Friends soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank.