Aaron Sorkin Has A Great Idea For A WEST WING Revival

And he's already picked the next President!

One of the great miracles in the history of television was how The West Wing managed to still be a great series after its visionary creator, Aaron Sorkin, left the production four seasons in (as a result of his insatiable appetites for mushrooms and crack). While Season Five is incredibly rocky, with Six regaining the show's footing, Season Seven is arguably just as good as the "peak" years, introducing rival Presidential hopefuls, Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) and Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda). 

But Sorkin possibly wants back in on that Golden Age of TV action. While doing press rounds for his awards favorite, Molly's Game, Sorkin told the Hollywood Reporter that he's got a concept in mind for a return to the White House (and, in his usual Capra-esque fashion, its much more optimistic than analyzing the Trump Era):

“Trump is exactly what he looks like: a really dumb guy with an observable psychiatric disorder.”

He then continued that his West Wing reboot would follow a black President of the United States, played by: 

 “Sterling K. Brown...and there’s some kind of jam, an emergency, a very delicate situation involving the threat of war or something, and [President] Bartlett, long since retired, is consulted in the way that Bill Clinton used to consult with Nixon.” 

Honestly, I'd be all in for the return of Josiah Bartlett. However, Sorkin doesn’t know how to fit C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) or Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff) into the revival quite yet. Yet we all know - if the notion ever actually becomes a full-fledged project - Sorkin would find a way to do so. Just don't CGI in the ghost of John Spencer. That'd be shitty.