Jon Oliver changed the game with his groundbreaking news coverage in 2014, and now he’s going to do it all over again in Season 2. That’s right. “Last Week Tonight” is going to remain exactly the same.
Though the omniscient narrator in the trailer below seems to have a problem with that, he’s most certainly the only one. In a rather clever bit of promoting, Oliver takes center stage in what appears to be an empty airplane hanger, with critics’ kudos for Season 1 read and displayed over him. Oliver is both poking fun at the process — it’s noted “Last Week Tonight” was both the best and 16th best show of the year — while still letting viewers know just how big of a deal he and his show have become, especially to the internet-savvy viewers of 2015. The bit continues as the marketing-focused narrator tries to throw attention-grabbing ideas at the proud British reporter, including a crime-solving pony and single-parent status for the already-married Oliver.
Take a look at the video below, and get ready for Season 2. “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” returns February 8 at 11pm.