So much for retirement. Ever since leaving Comedy Central's The Daily Show in August after 16 years, fans have been hoping Jon Stewart would return to their screens in some capacity. Well, their wishes came true on Tuesday when it was announced that Jon Stewart and HBO are joining forces. The award-winning comedian and TV host signed a four-year production deal with the premium cable network that will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go, and other platforms, and include "topical short-form digital content," according to The Hollywood Reporter. There's even already talk about his first project, so it's only natural to ask: When will Jon Stewart's first HBO project air?
Not many details have been revealed about the project just yet; however, that doesn't mean Stewart and HBO aren't giving teasers. According to an HBO press release,
In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
Neither Stewart nor HBO were kind enough to share a slated air date, but here's hoping it's sooner rather than later. Bustle has reached out to HBO for more information, but has not yet heard back.
I'm sure The Daily Show fans and loyal followers of Stewart are not just itching to see what he has up his sleeves. It seems he's also very excited about it. As he said via 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."
With that said, let's rejoice in this glorious news.