AceShowbiz - Jon Stewart has signed a four-year production deal with HBO. The former "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" host will create short-form digital content which are expected to appear on HBO's apps like HBO Now and HBO Go. The deal also includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.
In the first project, Jon will work with cloud-graphics company OTOY, Inc. to develop new technology to allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day. The length of the shorts is still being discussed but they are expected to be between two and five minutes.
Jon will not appear on camera but viewers can expect to hear his voice on the shorts. Additional projects will be unveiled as they are confirmed.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement, "Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on the 'Daily Show'. 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."
Jon added, "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."