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Watch 'The West Wing' Actors Reunite for the First Time in 2 Decades in This New Trailer

Busayo Ogunjimi
Oct 10, 2020
04:20 P.M.
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After nearly two decades, the cast of the famous HBO Max TV series "The West Wing" came together for a new special episode, as seen in a newly released trailer. 

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Nearly two decades after the final episode of "The West Wing," the actors have staged a comeback for a new special episode, as seen in a new trailer. The trailer was posted on HBO max's YouTube channel just yesterday, and fans have not failed to hide their excitement about the development. 

The much-loved cast reunited with the show's creator, Aaron Sorkin, for a special episode called "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote." The old-time stars, which included Rob Lowe, Richard Schiff, and others, also reprised their previous roles. 

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Despite the 16-year break, it was clear that the cast still shared a tight bond. A few seconds into the video, they were all seen laughing and messing as they walked onto the stage. 

Actor Sterling K. Brown is, however, a new face as he played the role of Leo in the show. The part was initially acted by the late John Spencer, who tragically died of a heart attack in 2005.

John Spencer at the 2002 Service to America Medals Awards November 13, 2002 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images

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The episode is set to drop on October 15th before America's presidential election. It also supports the "When We All Vote" nonprofit and nonpartisan organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama.

The episode is not only for entertainment but also to aid the organization in achieving its goal.

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The special episode is said to be based on season 3's "Hartsfield's Landing" episode. It is also set to feature special appearances from the Former First Lady, President Bill Clinton, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The show's producers intend to pass across vital messages in between airing breaks about the importance of voting regarding the coming United States' presidential election.

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In a statement, Sorkin revealed that he and fellow producer Tommy Schlamme were excited about bringing back the show to pass across such a strong message to the general populace. 

Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max's head of original content, also gave her views on the whole affair. She explained that "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote" will revisit the iconic series and offer the viewers important and meaningful content.

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She further revealed that combined with WarnerMedia's donation to "When We All Vote," the episode is not only for entertainment but also to help the organization achieve its goal to increase voter participation. 

Before coming to an end in 2006, "The West Wing" aired for seven seasons premiering in 1999. The show gave the viewers a detailed insight into the staff's lives in the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House. 

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