Back in October, it was reported that Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) had lined up his next series, and that it would be available on Apple TV+. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much else to share at the time. But now we’ve finally learned a bit more about what’s coming.
Not much, though. Today, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Stewart has lined up the creative team, including the series showrunner, ahead of its debut. Three folks have been lined up for the show. Brinda Adhikari (pictured below, left) will be executive producer and the series showrunner. Chelsea Devantez (pictured below, center) will the show’s lead writer. And finally, Lorrie Baranek (pictured below, right) has been tapped to be the executive in charge of production.
Meanwhile, Stewart will be hosting the show.
Stewart will host the series in addition to executive producing under Busboy Productions banner, which is currently under a first-look deal with Apple. Richard Plepler of EDEN Productions will also executive produce under the company’s Apple overall deal, with James Dixon also executive producing.
As for the newly-formed creative team, there’s a lot of talent here. Adhikari is a well-regarded producer. She has worked with the lines of Diane Sawyer, Norah O’Donnell, Scott Pelley, and others. Meanwhile, Devantez has worked with Stewart in the past. She even wrote for The Daily Show to kick off her career. She has written for shows like Bless This Mess and Abby’s.
And Baranek has a long history working in TV as well. Most recently she’s worked on projects like My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman and The Break With Michelle Wolf.
There’s no word on when the upcoming current affairs series will air on Apple TV+, but we’re one step closer to its debut, anyway.