Will McAvoy lands in hot water after describing the Tea Party as the American Taliban by the U.S. Congress. In a new trailer for "The Newsroom" season 2 which shares footage from the upcoming chapter, Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who is tasked with defending the ACN in a wrongful termination suit in the second season, grills Will about his controversial statement.
Station boss Leona Lansing is not happy with this either, unleashing a sarcastic comment about Will's attitude, "The chips are falling." Will has to deal with another blow since Nina Howard, a gossip columnist who claimed she had a proof that Will was high on the air while reporting the death of Bin Laden, is back.
Meanwhile, the dynamic of the "News Night" team is potentially rocked by a personal issue of the crew members. Jim tries to avoid seeing Maggie and Jim, who are very much a couple, by asking to be sent to New Hampshire, and revealing photos of Sloan surface.
"The Newsroom" will return for its sophomore run starting July 14 at 10 P.M. ET on HBO. Occupy Wall Street and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will serve as background in the forthcoming installment.
Original stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda return to the new season, while Marcia Gay Harden is cast as Rebecca Halliday, taking over the role from Rosemarie DeWitt who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.