“The Newsroom” Season 3 is building up to be the best season yet of the HBO drama. According to star Olivia Munn, the series will be going out the way creator Aaron Sorkin wants it to.
“I love [Season 3 being the last] because, one, I think it’s so much better to do a project where everyone’s excited about doing it and the work is really great and you’re excited about,” Munn tells Zap2it while promoting her new film “Deliver Us From Evil” at WonderCon Anaheim 2014. “Sorkin writes every single episode. I’m sure there’s other things that he has to do in his life, that he wants to do, and that takes a lot of time and energy. It’s like, let’s end when we still are on top and it’s feeling doing great and we’re doing work that we love. ”
“On the personal side, Aaron as my friend, I’m happy that he’s not being forced to do a show that he [wants to be done with],” she continues. “What happens to our characters is all dependent on Aaron. Everything that the characters do, it’s all Aaron. The only thing I can speak on is I feel there’s a really great feeling of it’s a great ride and it’s been awesome and it’s given me so much. It’s helped me be seen in a different way in this business, and for that I am forever grateful.”
Munn likely is also excited that Season 3, according to Sorkin, is the story he always wanted to tell. At the Tribeca Film Festival, he recently admitted, “I’m going to let you all stand in for everyone in the world, if you don’t mind. I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with ‘The Newsroom,’ and I apologize and I’d like to start over. … I feel like I’m just now starting to learn how to write it.”
Just don’t expect more than six episodes in Season 3 — though HBO is apparently is hoping for just that. “Maybe people have mixed feelings about it on the cast, I’m sure, but I’m excited about it. HBO I don’t think is as excited, because they still won’t let us out of our contracts to do anything else,” she admits. “Like, ‘Well just in case Sorkin wants to do more. Just in case.’ They’re kind of leaving it up to him, and I’m like no, Sorkin only wants to do six and that’s done. And they’re like, ‘Well just in case, don’t go anywhere.'”
Munn also shed light onto the whole is there/isn’t there a Season 3 fiasco last September that dragged on until the show was picked up in January. “We were waiting. HBO and the cast were waiting for Sorkin to make up his mind for months. We got picked up immediately after our first episode; within the business, we all got picked up,” she says. “I think Jeff Daniels tweeted something, which I didn’t find out until I found out something else, but I don’t think that was supposed to be tweeted out. Sorkin hadn’t made up his mind, and HBO had to pick us up just to protect themselves.”
“The Newsroom” Season 3 is expected to premiere in fall 2014 on HBO.