Fake Steve Jobs Takes His Shtick to TV For ‘iCon’

A new comedy series, “iCon,” will “attempt to do nothing less than a modern ‘Citizen Kane,’” according to director Larry Charles, who is best known for his involvement with the show “Seinfeld” and the movies “Borat” and “Brüno.” Dan Lyons, who rose to prominence for his fake Steve Jobs blog, will be the writer, and the show will air on the cable channel Epix.

According to 9to5 Mac, the main character is Tom Rhodes, a fictional Silicon Valley CEO “whose ego is a study in power and greed.” Mr. Charles described the series as “a scabrous satire of Silicon Valley and its most famous citizen.” While the assumption is that Rhodes is a parody of Steve Jobs, the press release issued by Epix does not state that.

An air date was not provided. Epix is a joint venture between Viacom and its Paramount Pictures division, MGM, and Lionsgate. It launched last October as a cable channel, video-on-demand provider, and online service.