Wow, it’s good to see the Bartlet administration once more! Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford and extra solid members from The West Wing look as snug as ever of their roles, as evidenced by the primary peek on the HBO Max reunion particular.
The streaming platform launched the trailer for A West Wing Particular to Profit When We All Vote on Thursday, October 8 — one week earlier than the scripted occasion will drop. For followers who thought the particular would merely tackle a stale table-read model, assume once more. The solid is dressed and the stage is about for a theatrical copy of the season three episode “Hartsfield’s Touchdown.”
The video is full of Easter eggs for die-hard viewers, together with Josh and Donna’s witty banter, the beloved theme tune, C.J. standing behind the press secretary podium and walk-and-talks. Sterling Ok. Brown additionally makes his debut as Leo McGarry, taking up for the late John Spencer, who died in December 2005 of a coronary heart assault throughout manufacturing on season 7 of the present.
Sheen (President Jed Bartlet), Lowe (Sam Seaborn), Janney (C.J. Cregg), Whitford (Josh Lyman), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler) and Dulé Hill (Charlie Younger) will all reprise their roles within the particular. The occasion will embrace act breaks with appearances from Michelle Obama, President Invoice Clinton and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The solid filmed the particular, which is meant to advertise voter participation, over a number of days at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles amid COVID-19 precautions. Sequence creator Aaron Sorkin executive-produced and wrote unique content material, and producer Thomas Schlamme directed.
The West Wing aired over seven seasons from 1999 to 2006. The present adopted the lives of President Bartlet and his workers throughout his two-term administration.
“That is the primary time we’ve achieved this in 20 years,” Sorkin, 59, informed Leisure Weekly in August of the reunion. “By no means earlier than have we gathered the solid onto [the show] emblem in entrance of [W.G.] Snuffy Walden’s [theme] music and achieved one thing as The West Wing. … I don’t assume anyone would argue that proper now, in case you have any capital in any respect, spend it.”
The solid believes within the trigger too. “Our nation is concerning the residents who truly roll up their sleeves and become involved, and one of many methods [to do that] that was vital on the present and vital to us in actual life is voting,” Hill, 45, stated. “I believe that has resonated with individuals over time. And I’m honored to be part of this marketing campaign to simply encourage individuals to vote. As a result of if we take our eyes off the prize, the prize can be misplaced. We’ve got to remain engaged if we wish to see ourselves mirrored in our nation.”
A West Wing Particular to Profit When We All Vote premieres on HBO Max Thursday, October 15.
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