The American TV series ran from 1999 to 2006, beginning when Bill Clinton was in office.
As George W Bush entered the White House in 2001, the drama became something of a refuge for liberals, as it instead told the story of a fictitious Democratic administration led by Josiah Bartlett (Martin Sheen).
West Wing producer Tommy Schlammer argued that although series like House of Cards have changed the dynamic of political drama, he said there was still a place for a series like The West Wing to re-emerge.
“The pain for me in our world today is the lack of belief in an institution I so strongly believe in — the American government,” he said. “Does it have its faults? Yeah, sure. But we’ve so demonised anyone who says they’re in politics. That’s what I think, as much as anything, that Trump exploited.
“I wish somebody did emerge, a young Aaron Sorkin, with a way to tell stories, out of this mud, that celebrate public service. Whoever reads this, write that show.”
The West Wing was created and written by Sorkin, though he later left the show. Schiff himself even directed two episodes.
So is it time for a West Wing revival? Judging by the reaction on Twitter, there are quite a lot of people rooting for it…
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