“I know the whole ‘Never say never’ stuff,” Sorkin told the Los Angeles Times in an article published Saturday. “But I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television.”
Sorkin made the declaration in May as he was writing the final season of the HBO drama, but hadn’t changed his mind when the Times checked back in with him in late October.
“All these months later, I still don’t see another series in my near future,” Sorkin said. “But, again, you never know. Maybe I’ll get another idea.”
While Sorkin is best known in television for “The West Wing,” he also created “Sports Night” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” While Sorkin has had a bumpy ride in television, he made it clear that it had not soured his view on the business.
“And I want to be really clear about this. Really clear about this,” he said. “I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. And I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was ‘The West Wing.'”
The 53-year-old, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for “The Social Network” and penned the script for “Moneyball,” is currently working on an untitled Steve Jobs biopic that is eyeing Michael Fassbender to star, having recently lost Christian Bale.
Season three of “The Newsroom” premieres Sunday on HBO.