Aaron Sorkin ‘Certain’ He’s Done with Television After ‘The Newsroom’
Aaron Sorkin is “certain” he will quit his small screen career after his drama The Newsroom wraps later this year.
As the third and final season of the Oscar winner’s series debuted on Sunday night, Sorkin told the Los Angeles Times he’s fairly sure he’ll never write another show for TV.
He said, “I know the whole ‘never say never’ stuff, but I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television. I still don’t see another series in my near future. But, again, you never know. Maybe I’ll get another idea.”
Sorkin, who has won multiple Emmys for beloved political drama The West Wing, also created short-lived shows Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
And while he foresees an end to his TV writing days, he assures fans that his experience over the past 15 years has been invaluable.
He adds, “I want to be really clear about this… I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. And I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was The West Wing.”
Meanwhile, Sorkin is keeping busy with his feature film career – he is currently writing the script for an untitled Steve Jobs biopic, which will reportedly feature Michael Fassbender as the late Apple boss.