Whatever the outcome of the November 3rd presidential election, Jon Stewart will be there to give his take on the politics of the day thanks to a new deal the comedian has signed with Apple. The Hollywood Reporter reports Stewart will host a new series for Apple TV+ that will see him touch on current affairs with dedicated hour-long episodes that focus on a single topic.
The new series doesn’t have a title yet, nor has Apple shared an exact release date — but it will reportedly premiere sometime next year. Moreover, in a departure from The Daily Show, new episodes won’t come out on a nightly or weekly schedule. Another unknown is how much content Stewart will produce for Apple. The company said it has a multi-year deal with the comedian, but didn’t mention how many episodes each season of the series will include.
One interesting tidbit is that Apple will release a companion podcast alongside the series — though we don’t know whether Stewart will host it. At the start of January, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said this was something the company was working on as a way to promote Apple TV+. Another notable bit of information is the involvement of former HBO boss Richard Plepler. The show could also be the first of several projects Stewart ends up creating for the service, with the company signing a first-look deal with his production house.
Signing Stewart to a deal could help Apple secure the popularity of TV+. Not only was The Daily Show immensely popular during his run as host, but Stewart also helped cement the careers of several of his collaborators, including Stephen Colbert.