Television October 09, 2020
‘The West Wing’ Is Back! EPs Aaron Sorkin & Tommy Schlamme on Turning an Episode Into a Play
Fourteen years after “The West Wing” ended, the cast is reuniting for a live performance! Jed Bartlet aka Martin Sheen, along with Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, and series newcomer Sterling K. Brown are teaming up for an HBO Max special.
The performance, set to air October 15, was shot at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A. with COVID-19 protocols in place. There could be some A-list surprise appearances, too, including Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Samuel L. Jackson and President Bill Clinton.
“Extra’s” Billy Bush caught up with executive producers Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme Friday.