“What's next” for the cast of the beloved political drama “The West Wing”?
A reunion to support voter registration.
It has been several years since the actors got together to film one of their famous walk and talk conversations, but the wait has been worth it for fans of the political drama.
The trailer for the long-awaited “West Wing” reunion on HBO Max was released this week, with a nostalgic version of the show’s theme song playing in the background as the show’s leads greet each other for a staging of the “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode from the third season.
Original cast members Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Dulé Hill, and Janel Moloney will reprise their roles, while “This Is Us” actor Sterling K. Brown will take on the role of the White House Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry. John Spencer, who played McGarry on the show, passed away in 2005.
Former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Samuel L. Jackson, and “Hamilton” creator (and “The West Wing” super-fan) Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in the special along with “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss, who played President Bartlet’s youngest daughter in the series.
The special will benefit When We All Vote, a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase voter participation. Obama and Miranda are co-chairs of the organization, which was founded prior to the 2018 midterm elections.
“A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” will premiere on October 15 on HBO Max.
“The West Wing” aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006. The Aaron Sorkin-led drama won 2 Peabody Awards, 3 Golden Globes, and 26 Primetime Emmy Awards.