Tony winner Marcia Gay Harden is set to replace Rosemarie DeWitt in the second season of HBO's drama The Newsroom, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Harden will play the recurring role of Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit.
Created by Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels and focuses on the inner workings of a fictional cable news program. The series tackled a number of real news events during its first season, taking a fictional approach on how global news stories might be approached from a cable news perspective. The second season will focus primarily on the recent presidential election. The series features a number of stage veterans including John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski.
Harden received a Tony Award for her performance as Veronica in God of Carnage. She also appeared in the original Broadway productions of Angels in America: Perestroika and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Harden's TV and film credits include The First Wives Club, Meet Joe Black, Pollock, Mystic River, Into the Wild, The Mist and Royal Pains.