Apple is bringing Jon Stewart again to TV. Stewart will host a brand new sequence for Apple TV Plus that may function targeted appears to be like at his advocacy work and “matters which might be at the moment a part of the nationwide dialog,” Apple mentioned in a press launch saying the sequence.
The present sounds a bit like John Oliver’s Final Week Tonight: every episode will run for an hour and concentrate on a single matter. Apple refers to it as a “present affairs sequence.” There’ll even be a companion podcast, although Apple declined to say who could be internet hosting the audio present.
Stewart’s new sequence doesn’t at the moment have a reputation or a launch date. The Hollywood Reporter says the present is predicted to begin subsequent 12 months, and it says the episodes received’t come out on a nightly or weekly foundation. Apple says the present will run for a number of seasons, nevertheless it doesn’t say what number of episodes shall be included in every run.
The deal might be an enormous one for Apple. Stewart turned a political and comedic icon throughout his run at The Every day Present and launched the careers of a number of different comedians. There’s probably an viewers for his return — though he’ll face a really completely different media panorama immediately: one the place he’s competing with a lot of his former colleagues and the place the kind of sarcastic political humor he pioneered is way simpler to come back by.
Apple additionally signed a first-look take care of Stewart and his manufacturing firm, that means different movies or reveals involving Stewart may come to the service sooner or later.