Jon Stewart is back and older than ever.
A newly released trailer for his upcoming Apple TV + series "The Problem With Jon Stewart" makes this clear.
"What the hell happened to my face!" cries the celebrated host, startled by his own graying reflection. “Why should I go back to a visual medium? I could have done a podcast. "
announced on Monday in connection with the trailer that Stewart's upcoming current series will debut worldwide on September 30th along with a companion podcast of the same name. After the debut, both the show and the podcast will feature new episodes every two weeks.
Part of a multi-year partnership with Apple TV +, The Problem is a multi-season, single-issue series that "delves deep into the issues that affect us most."
“Stewart will be talking to the people who are affected by the problem – as well as those who are helping to make the impact. Together they will discuss a more productive way to act, ”Apple TV + said of the show.
The podcast expands the conversation from each show episode and features show staff.
In addition to hosting the show, Stewart will run it through his company Busboy Productions.
The show marks Stewart's return to television since he left the satirical news program "The Daily Show" in 2015 after 16 years. At the time, he told the Guardian that he no longer had the same satisfaction as he had when he moderated it.
“These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction and then you come out and it's fine. But the cycles get longer and maybe firmer, and then you realize, "OK, I'm on the back now," "he said.
In his absence from television, Stewart directed two films – "Rosewater," which premiered in 2014, and "Irresistible," starring Steve Carell in 2020.