HDN News Jon Stewart Returns With Current Affairs Series for Apple


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The former 'Daily Show' host has also inked a first-look deal with the streaming service.

Jon Stewart is headed back to our TV sets.

As part of an expansive, multiyear deal with Apple, the Emmy-drenched former writer, producer and host of The Daily Show is set to front an all-new current affairs series for the streaming service. The show, which will run for multiple seasons, puts Stewart back in the anchor’s chair as he explores a host of topics at the center of both the national conversation and his own advocacy work.

The still-untitled show, which will feature hourlong, single-subject episodes, will be executive produced by Stewart through his company Busboy Productions. In his role as EP, he’ll be joined by his longtime manager James Dixon and former HBO chief Richard Plepler, who via his EDEN Productions also has a rich deal at Apple. A showrunner for the forthcoming series, for which Apple is expected to offer a companion podcast, has yet to be named.

Also part of the pact: Stewart and his Busboy Productions will have a first-look deal for other projects to be developed and produced for Apple.

via The Hollywood Reporter