The Newsroom season 3
The Newsroom season 3 poster (TheNewsroom/Facebook)

The final season of critically acclaimed show The Newsroom premieres on 9 November at 9:00pm EST on HBO.

The premiere episode, "Boston", will centre on the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013.

The episode synopsis released by HBO reads:

In the wake of the Genoa debacle, Will (Jeff Daniels), Mac (Emily Mortimer) and the "News Night" team decide to err on the side of caution in reporting a major breaking story, which may enhance credibility, if not ratings. Neal (Dev Patel) faces a slippery slope when he's contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents revealing how false press stories planted in newspapers spawned fatal riots in Kundu. Sloan (Olivia Munn) looks to solve a takeover puzzle; Maggie (Alison Pill) is forced to pinch-hit for Elliot (David Harbour) in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Jeff Daniels, whose character Will McAvoy earned him an outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy in 2013, talks about the series ending.

The Newsroom season 3
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in The Newsroom TV series (HBO/facebook)

He told Tvline: "Even though it was only three seasons, I was glad for it to be done, and I was glad to have done it."

Daniels added the he was happy to sign off as the caustic news anchor for the last time.

"It was a huge challenge, but it was also a hell of a lot of work for [Sorkin] — and for us. And at some point, you wonder if it's going to deteriorate"

The actor also spoke about missing playing the character. "Yeah, a little bit. I feel happier just not being him. Happiness was an acquired taste for him."

"Mac certainly helped. He had a lot of issues. A lot of issues. Insecurity, vanity, ego, too smart for the room — until Mac told him otherwise — and then he realised what an idiot he was. It was great fun to do, and I will miss the people. I will miss the family that was the cast and crew of The Newsroom."

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