Don’t get too excited about the Twitter photo of the cast from the critically-acclaimed series West Wing seen reunited for the first time in 9 years. Apparently, they are not going to stage a revival of the show that ran from 1999-2006, despite the fact it was one of the greatest series of all time and garnered 26 Emmys. Nor is there going to be a movie, despite rumors. The cast, including Joshua Malina, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Martin Sheen and Mary McCormack were taking a group photo for a “Funny or Die” sketch which the cast were making. Rob Lowe, who appeared in the first four seasons, was not in the picture, which was snapped by West Wing writer Eli Attie, according to Inquisitr.
West Wing showed the day-to-day working lives of staff for a fictional Democratic President. Most of the episodes were written by Aaron Sorkin, and the show established him as one of the most admired scriptwriters of the early twentieth century. He has also written screenplays for The Social Network and Moneyball, although his The Newsroom on HBO was widely considered a dud. Sorkin’s style is noted for its quick, snappy dialogue and its moving monologues. He was also a master of the “walk and talk” style which shows several characters engaging in different conversations as they move through the set, with some leaving and some entering.
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Sorkin’s parents were Jewish, and his grandfather was one of the founders of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. His father was a WWII veteran who worked his way through college on the G.I Bill and became a copyright lawyer.