‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ is one of the most looked upon and top rated shows today. With a rating of 8.9 IMDb and 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, the show is huge with a wonderful blend of different genres. Majorly, it falls under the genre of talk show, news satire and political satire. Among several tv series today, the reason this show is the talk of the town nowadays is because of its assumed upcoming season.
Cast & Crew of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
The show is directed by a group of five people namely, Joe Perota, Christopher Werner, Paul Pennolino, Bruce Leddy and Jim Hoskinson. It is overall presented by John Oliver whereas narrated by David Kaye. Its opening theme ‘go’ by valley lodge has been really popular among the viewers and the complete background score has been decent too.
The executive producers of the show include John Oliver, Liz Stanton, James Taylor, Tim Carvell and Jon Thoday while the production companies are Avalon Television and Partially Important Productions. The distributor of the show is Warner Bros Television Distribution and the original network of the show is HBO.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 9: Is it returning soon?
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for sometime for the ninth season. The show was originally released on 27th April 2014. Coming to the plot of the show, it is a series where a comedian John Oliver presents weekly news with a satirical touch. Everything from politics to current affairs is covered by him.
With the release of 8 seasons already, fans are expecting another season by the end of 2021 or at least in the year 2022.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 9 Release Date: When is it?
The major reason for the popularity of the show has been its ability to make news extremely fun and easier to understand. Season 1 of the show had 24 episodes which aired from April to November 2014.
The season 2 of the show had 35 episodes that aired from February to November 2015. Season 3 had 30 episodes that aired from February to November 2016. Season 4, 5, 6 and 7 too had 30 episodes that aired from February to November 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively. These episodes have every piece of news from capital punishment to FIFA, native advertising to payday loans, student debts to sugar, tobacco to patent trolls, torture to transgender rights, stadiums to debt buying industry etc. The reason it is appreciated hugely across the world is also because it talks about health, global environment, news, wrongs and the rights etc.
Due to this fact, it has been able to gain a huge chunk of audience from different parts of the world. This is also the reason why the hype about its upcoming season, which is season number 9 is so much. Regarding the same, several news and rumours are floating both online and offline. Some news state it to be released in November 2021 while some state it will be launched anytime before the end of 2021. One of the recent news states that it is confirmed to be released in 2022.
The official twitter handle of the show recently tweeted about this news- “West coast! The show starts now!!! Sorry for yelling. All those exclamation points felt appropriate while we were writing them, but a lot can get lost via text, so just know: we weren’t attacking you.” Another tweet by the handle was made like this- “East coast! The show starts in 10 minutes! And what do you do between now and then? Is none of our business. We’re a chill show ;)” While these tweets have really excited several people at once globally, the fans can’t wait to witness another piece of fun altogether.
What to Expect from Season 9 of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver?
The official synopsis reads:
“A satirical, insightful and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER features Oliver’s hilarious, much-needed perspective on today’s pressing political, social and cultural issues. As the country navigates the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a highly polarized political landscape, the ninth season of the critically acclaimed series promises to shine a light on headline news as well as lesser-reported topics that both inform and entertain, featuring a mix of the series’ sharp commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional special guests.”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 9: Trailer