Apple TV+ unveiled the season 2 trailer Tuesday for the Emmy-nominated series The Problem With Jon Stewart. The show premieres Friday, October 7.
“Welcome back, it is season 2 of the The Problem — this is the new variant,” Stewart says at the trailer’s opening, offering a bit of self-effacing pandemic humor.
Apple TV+ trailer for season 2 of The Problem With Jon Stewart looks forward to tough topics
Apple TV+ said season two of Stewart’s weekly, issues-oriented news show is set to explore topics including gender, taxes, globalization, elections and more.
“Anti-trans legislation increased 800%,” Stewart points out in a clip from an upcoming episode. “What could justify this? Did trans people storm the capitol?”
The trailer highlights moments from the upcoming season, including Stewart debating anti-transgender legislation, questioning the American tax proposition and confronting economic globalization.
Special appearances by actors LeVar Burton and Susan Sarandon in the trailer offer a quick taste of their upcoming appearances on the show.
What is The Problem with Jon Stewart?
“Acclaimed host, writer, producer, director and advocate Jon Stewart, recipient of the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, leads with compassion and humor as he takes a deep dive into important issues,” Apple TV+ said in press release Tuesday describing the funny-but-serious show. The series arose following Stewart’s years hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
“Using comedy and common sense, the series features tough, topical and culture-moving conversations from the perspectives of stakeholders, experts and individuals confronting these issues,” the streaming service said.
Not just a show, but an award-winning podcast, too
Stewart hosts and executive produces The Writers Guild Award-nominated series through his Busboy Productions. Showrunner Brinda Adhikari also executive produces alongside Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon, Chris McShane and Richard Plepler through Eden Productions. Lorrie Baranek and Reza Riazi are supervising producers and Kris Acimovic is head writer.
The series’ podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. It was recently named Best Interview Podcast by Adweek‘s Podcast of the Year Awards, and received People’s Choice Awards for Best Male Host and Best Politics & News Podcast.
You can get Apple TV+ by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Or you can get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. Since the Apple TV+ launch, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 277 wins and 1,153 award nominations. They include this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner, CODA.