Singapore The Newsroom, created by Aaron Sorkin, premieres exclusively across Asia on HBO on August 1. Viewers can also catch the series an hour earlier at 8pm on HBO HD or at one’s own time and convenience on HBO On Demand from August 6.

Set at the fictional cable network ACN, the ten-episode drama series follows the news team on their quixotic mission to reclaim the legacy of Murrow and Cronkite in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships.

News stories covered in the show are actual past news events. Viewers are offered the opportunity to relive the news that made headlines as they watch it unfold for the show’s characters who race to put together the broadcast.