Anchorman 2 is getting underway, and despite the script not being finished we’re learning more and more about what this second dive into the mind of Ron Burgundy will entail.
Look for the characters to be forced to confront the further evolution of the newsroom as a workplace, with new personalities and ideas challenging the old working methods.
Director and co-writer Adam McKay told Empire,
We know these guys never deal well with change, and the good thing is that there’s a big blast of change coming, according to the regular timeline. We’re going to be throwing a lot of innovation at them, and they’re not going to handle it well.
Some of that innovation will come in the form of 24-hour news coverage, which in our own history debuted in June 1980 with the launch of CNN. McKay suggests that will hit a bit earlier in the Anchorman timeline, along with new hiring practices:
It’s right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79. All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.
Make it so! I’m interested to see how much of what McKay is flapping his gums about will actually make it into the movie.