ATLANTA, GA The worldwide leader in news is looking forward to a huge ratings bump in advance of an as-yet-unknown number of new episodes in its riveting series based on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
“We’re going to have a bunch of exciting guest stars who will speculate as to the whereabouts of the plane,” said managing editor Mark Whitaker in a recent interview with E Hollywood. “There will be charts and graphs with lots of arrows and shit, and the most exciting feature — poignant, moving 90-second profiles of some of the more interesting passengers,” he added.
Sources close to the network have confirmed that Aaron Sorkin is supervising the dialogue for the segments of the second season that will detail the NTSB investigation, and are intended to feel like a “CSI”-style procedural.
“There will be a regular cast of air disaster experts trying to piece together the mystery of what happened while also negotiating their own complex, sexually-charged interactions,” explained an associate producer on condition of anonymity. “It’s the definition of must-see TV.”
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