Jon Stewart is not on TV, he’s on HBO.
The premium channel announced Tuesday (Nov. 3) that Stewart and HBO have reached an exclusive four-year production deal that begins with short-form digital content that will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO GO and other platforms. It also includes a first-look option at other film and TV projects.
The first project under the production agreement will see Stewart working with cloud graphics company OTOY Inc. in producing digital content looking at current events through Stewart’s “unique prism.” The content will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show,'” says president of HBO programming Michael Lombardo. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career.”
“I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” says Stewart. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again.”