Aaron Sorkin’s cable-news drama project at HBO has tapped a "Six Feet Under" producer-director, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alan Poul, who has signed an overall deal with HBO, is joining the project. Poul will executive produce the pilot, along with Sorkin and Scott Rudin, and will also direct episodes if the project is picked up to series.
The project is tentatively titled "More as the Story Develops" and is set behind the scenes of a nightly cable news show. Jeff Daniels has been cast in the lead role as anchor Will McCallister, with the project’s remaining roles yet to be cast, the story says.