Jon Stewart sets creative team for Apple TV+ current events series

Jon Stewart has lined up the key creative team, including showrunner Brinda Adhikari, for his upcoming Apple TV+ current events series.

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart

Until later last year, Stewart had a long-term production deal at HBO, where he had a first-look deal and was quietly prepping a timely, animated short-form series, which he and HBO ultimately ended development due technical reasons. HBO reportedly made a play for Stewart’s current events series, but the project ultimately landed at Apple.

Joe Otterson for Variety:

Brinda Adhikari, Chelsea Devantez and Lorrie Baranek have all joined the untitled show. Adhikari will serve as an executive producer and showrunner, Devantez as head writer, and Baranek as the executive in charge of production.

Devantez has a history with Stewart, having started her TV writing career on “The Daily Show” at Comedy Central during Stewart’s tenure as host.

Baranek has worked in television for over two decades across a wide variety of formats and genres. Her recent credits include “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” “The President Show” and “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

Stewart’s Apple series, which was first announced back in October, will explore topics that are part of the national conversation as well as Stewart’s advocacy work.

MacDailyNews Take: Of course, Jon Stewart will drive more eyeballs (and subscribers) to the fledgling Apple TV+ streaming service.

14 Comments

    1. Conservatives can’t make content.

      A bunch of trannies with a cell phone can make a good film, but hand conservatives $40 million and they get a production so bad that not even conservatives can bear to look at it. I refer to Atlas Shrugged. Three different sets of actors tried to make those mouthpiece puppets appear human, and none of them managed it.

      The only thing cons can do is rant at the camera, and look tough while stuntmen take a dive for them. As soon as the story calls for logic, or emotion, they fail.

        1. Eastwood abandoned Trump and endorsed Democrat Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 presidential election. He also says he regrets his speech next to an empty chair representing Barack Obama.

          1. Wow you’re as bright as dim appliance bulb. I know over their on the fascist brainless left where you live you all march goose-step, but here’s a news flash, conservatives are not necessarily trump supporters.

            Also, his only regret wrt to the empty chair being likened to Obama is it gave too much credit to Obama.

            Try again loser.

        1. And yet here you are complaining that Liberal hollywood won’t make the content you like, while cons don’t make any movies at all. What’s the matter? Trump can’t afford an iPhone?

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