Kal Penn is hoping to resonate with millennial and Gen Z voters in a new half-hour TV show, “Kal Penn Approves This Message.”
The six-part series will be nonpartisan and unscripted, focusing on the topics and issues that are most important to young voters.
Penn plans to explore a variety of topics from voter empowerment to health care, the judicial system, the environment and education, according to UPROXX.
“Yelling at each other isn’t actually going to solve that issue. So let’s discuss what people are working on to solve it,” Penn said. “Let’s start the conversation from there instead of starting from reacting to something.”
Penn has called the series, “‘The Daily Show’ without cynicism or “a funnier version of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ for young people.’”
Each episode will include a monologue, a field piece and a special guest, all related to that week’s topics. Penn plans to explore each topic through a comedic lens, according to USA Today.
“We’re not telling anybody who to vote for. We don’t have a particular slant or viewpoint,” Penn said per the Federal News Network. “I think we all benefit when people are more civically engaged. I think that’s when you have the dialogue that matters to find solutions.”
The first episode of “Kal Penn Approves This Message” will air Tuesday, Sept, 22. on Freeform which is also National Voter Registration Day. The series will end on Oct. 27. with an hourlong finale. Each episode will be available on Hulu the day after it airs, per USA Today.