HBO is returning to The West Wing, and the new showrunner is set to work with a group of veteran writers and producers who worked on the popular ABC show.
The SopraTimes.com is reporting that Papys creator Robert Altman has joined the ranks of the group of former West Wing writers and exec producers who will be in New York for the show’s first-ever reunion in October.
A source close to Altman told the site that the producer has been working closely with some of the same writers and executive producers who were behind the pilot and that he had been invited to work alongside them.
“I’m thrilled to join this group, which is a group that’s been around for years and I’m thrilled that I will be part of it,” Altman, who will co-executive produce the revival, said in a statement.
Altman’s first foray into TV was on Showtime’s acclaimed Showtime series True Detective, where he played the lead role of a sleazy lawyer named Matthew McConaughey, a.k.a.
The actor also had a recurring role on NBC’s The Westworld, a television series about virtual reality.
In addition to working on True Detective and Westworld , Altman was a writer on the NBC drama Hannibal, which he co-wrote with James Gandolfini.
He also appeared in the 2015 horror film, The Descent.
While working on The Westwides pilot, Altman said that he was “in awe” of the writers, producers and stars of the show.
He said that they were “always willing to give us a chance” to “do something different” and that they “wanted to make a show that had a real feel and a real sense of character.”
“I think they had some of that same ambition that I had,” he continued.
“They wanted to create something that was real and meaningful, and they wanted to do it for people that were going through some real trauma.”