The Newsroom will end after its upcoming third season, HBO has announced.

The network's president Michael Lombardo said in a statement: "The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin - smart, riveting and thought-provoking.

"I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."

Jeff Daniels - who won the Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series gong at the 2013 Emmy Awards - tweeted last September that the show had been renewed, although HBO did not confirm the news at the time.

The actor revealed: "It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3." 

Production on the final series of the drama is expected to begin in spring, with a scheduled autumn release.