May 31, 2011 / 10:28 PM / in 8 years

Sam Waterston joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot

Actor Sam Waterson arrives for the 36th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York, November 24, 2008. REUTERS/Chip East

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Law & Order” veteran Sam Waterston has joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s cable news pilot at HBO.

The project, tentatively titled “More as This Story Develops,” revolves around Will (Jeff Daniels), the co-anchor of a cable news show who must contend with a new team after his fellow host lands a new gig and takes most of his staff with him. Waterston will play Will’s boss.

Waterston joins Olivia Munn, who will play Sloan, one of the “new breed” of sexy financial analysts with a show on Will’s network; and Alison Pill, who is set as Maggie, one of Will’s loyal associate producers who is in a shaky relationship with another staffer on the show.

Waterston played hard-nosed assistant district attorney Jack McCoy on “Law & Order” from 1994 until its cancellation last year, securing three Emmy nominations in the process.

TVLine first reported the Waterston news.

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