Jon Stewart, former star of The Daily Show, has signed a deal to host a current affairs series for Apple TV+, a new report claims.
The show is said to center on “the national conversation and [Stewart’s] own advocacy work,” and will run for multiple seasons. Stewart will produce it through his own company, Busboy Productions.
Stewart proved hugely popular as host, writer, and producer on The Daily Show, picking up 20 Emmys during his near two-decade stint. His move to Apple TV+ is seen as a big win for Cupertino’s service.
“Though Stewart’s new entry won’t have a nightly or even weekly cadence, it’s poised to thrust Apple TV+ into the national dialogue in a richer way,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon Stewart commits to Apple TV+
Still untitled, Stewart’s new show will consist of hour-long, single-subject episodes, and will reportedly come with a companion podcast. Apple also gets first-look privileges over other Busboy projects.
Stewart is said to be producing the new Apple TV+ show with longtime manager James Dixon and former HBO chief Richard Plepler, who also signed a big deal with Apple earlier this year.
Stewart’s most recent credits as director and producer include the 2014 movie Rosewater and 2020’s Irresistible, starring Steve Carell. He also co-created The Colbert Report and The Late Show.
It’s not yet clear exactly when Stewart’s new show, which was also of interest to HBO, will start streaming on Apple TV+. However, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that it’s expected to appear next year.
Apple TV+ on the up
Despite a slow start, Apple TV+ continues to enjoy big investment. A number of exciting new projects are in the pipeline, alongside follow-ups to debut titles like The Morning Show, See, and Servant.