The prospect of a new series of 'The West Wing' is on the horizon, according to original series alum Richard Schiff.
Speaking on Popcorn Talk Network's 'I Could Never Be' podcast, Schiff confirmed that showrunner Aaron Sorkin is working on it and wants it to happen. Schiff, who played White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler, said that Sorkin "(might) go with a new administration, in which case, you know, some of us might show up as consultants; it makes no sense, maybe one or two of us to be in the White House."
Sorkin previously floated an idea with 'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown as US President seeking the advice of Martin Sheen's Jed Bartlett in an international crisis, with Brown saying he was all for it. Schiff's pitch, however, instead took it out of the White House and placed it on a grassroots level.
"I don’t think it should be in the White House. I think that’s overcooked. My image of a show in the White House now is something like 'House of Cards', which is more apropos for the current administration — and 'Veep'. You know, you combine 'Veep' and 'House of Cards' and you got this administration. It’s a great idea. Where does politics really happen? And that’s the question. And especially in this era where there’s such an excitement in the grassroots level and on the local level, and, and it really all happens in the state level."
Schiff, however, did point out that Sorkin is "really busy" and added that it's still a long way off becoming a reality, but it's clearly something Sorkin has been thinking about doing.
Check out the interview below.