Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels will star in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom HBO

Warning: Video contains strong language

The first trailer for Alan Sorkin's new HBO drama series The Newsroom has been released online.

The Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network and creator of West Wing is returning to his television roots for the show, set to hit the airwaves in June. It will be broadcast soon after on Sky Atlantic.

The trailer sees cable news anchor Jeff Daniels lose his temper in a foul-mouthed rant on the state of the country and showcases the typically witty, intelligent dialogue style that marks Sorkin out from the crowd.

Other members of the cast include Jane Fonda, Dev Patel and Emily Mortimer.

Whether The Newsroom will match the success of The West Wing, or suffer a similar fate to critically acclaimed but ratings failure Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, will be decided in the summer.