TV | May 24, 2017 12:19 pm

HBO Scraps Jon Stewart’s Highly Anticipated New Show

The network and former 'Daily Show' host cited 'technical issues' as the reason.

Jon Stewart hosting the 'Daily Show.'
Jon Stewart hosts "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" #JonVoyage on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

The series that was supposed to mark the next phase of Jon Stewart’s career has been scrapped by HBO, according to CNN.

In a joint statement, the comedian and network said that “technical issues” were extensive enough to keep Stewart’s short-form digital animated project from lifting off the ground.

“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,” Stewart and HBO said in a joint statement.

They added that there are “some future projects” planned together, which “you will be hearing about in the near future.”

First announced in 2015, CNN notes that a not-insignificant amount of buzz was generated around the project and Stewart’s return to television, following his retirement from host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.