Sorkin Talks His “West Wing” Revival Idea

With plenty of iconic TV shows of the 1990s and early 2000s scoring revival seasons, one such possibility that hasn’t yet been explored is that of Aaron Sorkin’s “The West Wing” scoring a revival.

Previously it was revealed that NBC has a standing offer for Sorkin to craft a revival of his iconic political drama whenever he wished, and speaking with THR this week he revealed he actually has entertained the idea. The writer of the piece says:

“Sorkin’s preferred scenario, he tells me, would involve ‘Sterling K. Brown as the president, and there’s some kind of jam, an emergency, a very delicate situation involving the threat of war or something, and [President] Bartlet [played by Martin Sheen], long since retired, is consulted in the way that Bill Clinton used to consult with Nixon.'”

Sorkin says his main stumbling block is he can’t figure out how to organically get famed characters like Allison Janney’s C.J. Cregg or Bradley Whitford’s Josh Lyman back so for now it just remains an idea.

“The West Wing” still holds the tied Emmy record for consecutive Best Drama Series wins with “Mad Men”. Sorkin meanwhile has “Molly’s Game” ready to hit cinemas soon along with a feature about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez’s relationship.