The Newsroom

You probably know actress Constance Zimmer from her stint on HBO’s Entourage. Get ready to see her in a whole new light because HBO has just placed in her in their Aaron Sorkin drama, The Newsroom. Sorkin was also behind hits like The West Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Zimmer also played Claire Simms on Boston Legal, was a part of the Joan of Arcadia cast and starred on NBC’s already gone series, Love Bites. We’re pleased to announce that Zimmer will recur on The Newsroom. Deadline has confirmed it.

The Newsroom has a razor sharp cast already, enlisting the likes of Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr., Dev Patel, Olivia Munn and Sam Waterston. No slouches in this bunch.

Zimmer’s character is Taylor, a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign. How interesting! The show follows the events behind the usually closed doors of the fictional news channel, Atlantis Cable News (ACN).

She is a busy bee. Zimmer also has a major recurring role on David Fincher’s Netflix drama called House Of Cards. I’m already hooked on the Kevin Spacey political drama, which puts Zimmer in the shoes of a Washington Post editor. It is a whip smart, multifaceted series and it doesn’t hurt that I can watch as many episodes as I want in one sitting. What else does Zimmer do? I’m glad you asked. Last, but never least, Zimmer is the Grey’s Anatomy doctor, Alana Cahill for ABC.

HBO’s Newsroom has been renewed for a second season, which begins in June. Marcia Gay Harden, Terry Crews, Chris Messina and the one and only Jane Fonda have appeared on the show. I expected The Newsroom to be a bigger deal than it has been so far. Like I said, it certainly has the cast. We shall see what good things season 2 will bring with it, you know, besides Zimmer.