In his surprise farewell from his MSNBC show Friday night, Keith Olbermann alluded to the classic broadcast-apocalypse film ‘Network,’ and its angry, ranting protagonist, Howard Beale. Turns out, it may have been more than a brief note in his goodbye.
Olbermann could channel his own ranting anchor on a Hollywood set, as Entertainment Weekly reports that he could join screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s potential new cable news-themed show. EW writes that Sorkin followed Olbermann while writing the pilot, and a source tells the site that the newly free anchor could contribute on-screen rants to the show.
Sorkin, who just won a Golden Globe for his screenplay for ‘The Social Network,’ penned the award-winning political drama ‘The West Wing,’ and the single season of ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,’ a take on Saturday Night Live. This show would be a sort of hybrid of the two.