Oct 27, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Apple TV+ strikes show deal with Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart speaks in front of two microphones while wearing a baseball cap

Jon Stewart in D.C. on Sept. 15. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Jon Stewart, the former host of "The Daily Show," is set to release a yet-t0-be titled "original current affairs series" with Apple TV+ through a multiyear partnership announced Tuesday, per the Hollywood Reporter.

The big picture: Stewart, who set the tone for cable news parodies like "The Colbert Report," has remained out of the public eye since retiring in 2015. But he has championed political causes — including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Details: "The multiple season, one-hour, single-issue series will explore topics that are currently part of the national conversation and his advocacy work. Each season of the series will be further explored in a companion podcast to continue the discussion," Apple TV+ said in a press release.

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