It looks like Jon Stewart might not be returning to the small screen so soon after all. Deadline reports plans have been cancelled for the former Daily Show host’s upcoming HBO TV series.
The animated show was going “to be an Onion-like sendup of a cable news network. The animation was to be done in a way that “allows [Stewart] to comment on events in real time.”
Originally, the untitled project was supposed to debut before the 2016 presidential election in November. However, the launch was delayed. HBO and Stewart released a joint statement, explaining that the series was cancelled due to production difficulties. However, both parties have projects in development:
HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short form digital animated project. We all thought the project had great potential, but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material. We’re excited to report that we have some future projects together which you will be hearing about in the near future.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Jon Stewart? Would you like to see him return to television?