aaron sorkin paleyfest 2013 'The Newsroom' Season 2 will 'just get up to Sandy Hook,' focuses a lot on the presidential electionThe “Newsroom” cast participated in a panel discussion for Paleyfest 2013 Sunday night (March 3) in Beverly Hills, where creator Aaron Sorkin and the actors tease what we can look forward to in Season 2.

“Season 2 begins a week after Season 1 ended, a week after Will went on the air and called the Tea Party the American Taliban, and it goes through just a little bit after the election,” says Sorkin. “We have the election, and the primaries, and the conventions, and Trayvon Martin, and the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, and drones.”

When asked if the show will touch on the tragic Newtown shooting, Sorkin says the second season will “just get up to Sandy Hook” and implies that Season 3 may include it.

He adds that it’s a terribly difficult thing to write.

“Newtown was a profoundly important moment to all of us and the last thing you want to do is handle it poorly,” says Sorkin.

“The Newsroom” will return to HBO in June 2013.

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