Jon Stewart sets production team for Apple series
Former host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart is back! This time, he has set up a production team for an Apple series on current affairs. Here is what we know so far.
Jon Stewart is making an Apple series on politics and current affairs!
We are finally going to see Stewart back in his element again. And to do so, he has recruited CBS Evening News producer Brinda Adhikari as the showrunner and the executive producer. Adhikari had recently worked as the senior broadcast producer on CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell. Moreover, apart from CBS, she also has 11 years of experience working at ABC News in multiple roles, one of which was supervising producer of World News Tonight with David Muir.
Furthermore, Jon Stewart has appointed Chelsea Devantez as the head writer. She has prior experience in writing on series including Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper Peacock’s Girls5Eva. Moreover, Devantez also owes her first break to Stewart, as her career began when Stewart read her packet for his HBO series, which was eventually scrapped.
Lastly, the executive in charge of production will be Lorrie Baranek. She has worked previously on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman and The Break with Michelle Wolf. It’s evident that Jon Stewart has assembled a very capable team for this Apple series.
However, we do not know the name of the series or its air date. Jon Stewart will host the series and be the executive producer through his Busboy Productions, which has a first-look deal with Apple. Moreover, Richard Plepler will also be an executive producer and has a similar production deal with Apple through his Eden Productions.