The present is a part of a multi-year first-look deal the previous “Each day Present” host has signed with the streamer through his manufacturing firm, Busboy Productions. Apple has ordered a number of seasons of the brand new present proper out of the gate. The one-hour sequence will discover a single subject with every episode, with every subject being a part of present nationwide occasions in addition to Stewart’s advocacy work. Every season shall be accompanied by a companion podcast.
Along with internet hosting, Stewart will government produce by his Busboy Productions. Former HBO boss Richard Plepler will even government produce by his EDEN Productions, which has an total manufacturing cope with Apple. Stewart’s longtime supervisor James Dixon will even function an government producer.
Stewart broke floor together with his comedic political commentary because the host of “The Each day Present with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central, a task that he held for over 16 years. The present obtained 56 Emmy nominations throughout that point, profitable 20. Its 10 consecutive wins for finest selection sequence characterize the class’s longest streak in Emmy historical past. “The Each day Present” additionally obtained two Peabody Awards throughout his tenure.
Stewart paved the best way for quite a lot of present stars on the earth of political comedy, together with John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Stephen Colbert, all of whom have been featured on “The Each day Present.” He’s additionally the most recent former late-night host to enterprise into a brand new sequence with a streaming service, becoming a member of the ranks of these like Chelsea Handler and David Letterman.
Stewart has additionally branched out into function writing and directing lately, together with his debut movie, “Rosewater,” bowing in 2014. He most not too long ago wrote and directed the comedy “Irresistible” starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, which was launched earlier this 12 months. His advocacy work on behalf of 9/11 first responders has additionally drawn appreciable reward, with Stewart additionally working teams just like the USO and Warrior Video games to offer support to wounded veterans.
This isn’t the primary time Stewart has plotted a return again to the world of reports since leaving “The Each day Present.” He was beforehand underneath a deal at HBO underneath which he planned to create a topical short-form animated series amongst different tasks, although that was finally scrapped.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke information of Stewart’s deal.