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HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Casts Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt

The Newsroom Season 2 Patton Oswalt Rosemarie DeWitt
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Well, alright then.  Comedian Patton Oswalt’s TV career definitely seems to be taking off to new heights, first with a recurring stint on FX’s gunslinger drama ‘Justified,’ and now as we’ve learned, another recurring gig on HBO’s Aaron Sorkin drama ‘The Newsroom.’  Oswalt isn’t alone however, as Rosemary DeWitt has also been tasked for a recurring role, but who will the former ‘United States of Tara’ stars (yes, both) play?

‘The Newsroom’ will get even bigger in season 2, as we’ve just learned from Deadline that both comedian Patton Oswalt and actress Rosemarie DeWitt will take recurring roles in the controversial Aaron Sorkin drama.  Strangely enough, the pair had also previously worked together in Showtime’s multiple personality drama ‘The United States of Tara.’

According to the report Oswalt will play Jonas Pfeiffer, new Vice President of Human Resources for the show’s fictional network ACN, while Dewitt will take the role of Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who’s been hired to defend Atlantis Cable News in a multimillion-dollar wrongful-termination suit.  The Newsroom’ gig marks Oswalt’s second recurring TV role in 2013, in addition to a stint in ‘Justified’s fourth season.

Little else is known of the pay-cable drama’s second season, other than Sorkin’s intent to utilize a vast array of paid consultants for its source material, as opposed to the handful used during the first season. Sorkin also earlier confirmed that the show’s narrative would always remain approximately 9-12 months behind current events, so as to utilize real-world stories.

What say you?  Are you interested to see Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie Dewitt Drop by ‘The Newsroom’ season 2?  Who would you like to see guest?

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