Fewer shows have offered as much political participation and idealism as The West Wing. The Aaron Sorkin show was known for its wide-eyed characters who moved every story forward with tenacity, justice, and hope. It saturated a generation with lofty ambition and these days has everyone hoping for a reboot, but will there be one? The West Wing’s C.J. Cregg aka Allison Janney recently sat down with Variety and spoke to rumors regarding the show’s revival. Variety reported:
“Everyone wants to, but really, how could we do that? We’re all too old!” Janney said with a laugh. “They could do it with a whole new cast, and Aaron should. I know everyone fell in love with our characters, and I love that, but it seems like ‘West Wing’ should be filled with young, idealistic, visionary people. Maybe, I don’t know, they could give us some other jobs in the White House.
“But gosh, it would be just a great time for ‘West Wing’ now, for whoever is disillusioned by what’s going on today,” she went on. “Those are the people you want working in Washington: People whose hearts are in the right place, people who reach across the aisle, people who want to do the right thing. It was a great show. I wish we could do it. Believe me, I wish we could.”