Jon Stewart has a new deal with HBO and is going back to creating relevant content.
The deal is a four year production pact, according to HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo per the press release. The partnership begins with creating short-form digital content for HBO Now and HBO Go. It also includes a first-look option for potential movie and TV projects.
That first short-form project, will include a look at current events through Jon Stewart’s comedic lens. The content would be updated on HBO Now multiple times a day.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the ‘Daily Show,’” said Lombardo in the press release. “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.”
Stewart is excited to be doing something different. “I’m so excited to be working with Richard [Plepler], Michael and the entire HBO family,” says Stewart in the press release. “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.”
He will be joining the HBO family with John Oliver who used to regularly appear on Stewart’s Comedy Central show. Oliver now has his own weekly show about current events on HBO.
This new deal means that Stewart’s comedy will be back in front of the public soon and plenty more is expected to come.