Julian Assange's Reality TV Show to Premiere Next Week

Samantha Murphy
April 13, 2012

Julian Assange

Julian Assange, 40, is an Australian-born political activist and journalist known for his controversial website WikiLeaks, which has published leaked documents that allege government and corporate misconduct. Assange fell into his career path after he was a hacker-activity in his early days. Photo courtesy Wikimedia

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has completed filming episodes for his upcoming reality TV show "The World Tomorrow," which will air on Tuesday, April 17, on the Russia Today (RT) network.

Assange, who is the subject of a grand jury investigation in the U.S., will be hosting a series of conversations with "some of the most interesting and controversial people alive in the world today," according to a statement attached to WikiLeaks's Twitter page.

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Assange filmed the series over the past two months at his temporary home in England, where he remains under house arrest.

Although it will originally air on Russia's RT network, the show will also be available online and is expected to come to more networks in the near future.

“The World Tomorrow” will be a 12-episode series with a range of guests, from politicians and revolutionaries to artists and visionaries.

"The world's last five years have been marked by an unrelenting series of economic crises and political upheavals," the statement reads. "But they have also given rise to the eruption of revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and to the emergence of new protest movements in the Euro-American world."

Assange believes the aim of the show is “to capture and present some of this revolutionary spirit to a global audience."

"My own work with WikiLeaks hasn't exactly made my life easier, but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas," he said.

Although Assange remains under house arrest, he hasn’t been shy about staying in the public eye. He recently played himself in the 500th episode of The Simpsons. He recorded his lines while under house arrest and was directed remotely.

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Assange continues to wait for the ruling of Britain’s Supreme Court regarding the possibility of extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

He also recently announced plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate.

This story originally published on Mashable here.