MANILA, Philippines - Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man, Mad Men, United States of Tara) and Patton Oswalt (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Community, Two and a Half Men) are joining season two of TV drama The Newsroom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Newsroom is created and written by Aaron Sorkin, also known for having written the films A Few Good Men, The American President, The Social Network and the series The West Wing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator "brought in to defend fictional Atlantic Cable News in a wrongful-termination lawsuit."
Oswalt will portray Jonas Pfeiffer, the new vp of human resources.
The two join The Newsroom cast members Jeff Daniels (Will McAvoy), Emily Mortimer (MacKenzie McHale), John Gallagher Jr (Jim Harper), Alison Pill (Maggie Jordan), Thomas Sadoski (Don Keefer), Dev Patel (Neal Sampat), Olivia Munn (Sloan Sabbith) and Sam Waterston (Charlie Skinner).
In recurring roles are Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing, CEO of Atlantis World Media, parent company of ACN; and Chris Messina as Reese Lansing, Leona's son and president of ACN.
The Newsroom wrapped up its first season last August.
There is no announcement yet on the premiere date of the second season. - Rappler.com