Marcia Gay Harden Joins The Cast Of ‘The Newsroom’
It has been recently revealed that Marcia Gay Harden would be joining the cast of the HBO TV series The Newsroom in the new season. She would be replacing Rosemarie DeWitt who is leaving the show after shooting only a couple episodes from the upcoming second season. The reason for Rosemarie’s departure has been officially declared as scheduling conflicts, although there seems to be more to the issue than meets the eye. Harden on her part has been roped in to essay the recurring role of an attorney Rebecca Halliday.
In the show Harden would be shown defending Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. Also, the scenes that have been already shot by DeWitt will now be reshot with Harden. Harden on her part is a valuable addition to the series, as she has acted in a number of TV shows and films over the years and has given some great performances. In fact; she has even won an Oscar for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for the movie Pollock in 2001. In addition, she was nominated for an Oscar once again in 2004 again for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie Mystic River. Besides these, she has been nominated and won a number of awards for her performances on Television.
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It would be interesting to see how the audiences react to her character on the show and how much more interesting her presence makes the show. As far as the show itself is concerned, it’s about a news anchor named Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) who is forced to work with a new team of people who he finds out were brought in while he was on vacation. The show covers important incidents that have made news all over the world in the last few years.
In other words, the network Jeff Daniels’s character is shown working for is fictional but the news it covers are actual past news events. The concept of the show is really interesting as each episode revolves around a new piece of news and the best part is the audience knows how things will turn out, as it’s a real thing and has already happened. The show has seen good ratings which, was the reason for it being renewed for a second season by HBO. The new season of the show is all set to premier in June of 2013.
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