North Haven’s Jon Stewart and HBO have concluded an exclusive four-year production pact, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO Programming.
The former Daily Show host is tasked with creating short-form digital content, which will be showcased on HBO NOW, HBO GO and other platforms, and the partnership includes a first-look option for other film and television ventures.
In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism, according to HBO, which goes on to state, “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.
“Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the Daily Show,” Lombardo says. “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,” Stewart says. “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.”