Julian Assange
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to host his own television show, where he will interview political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world.

In a statement released by the website, Wikileaks claims that Assange - who is due to appear before the Supreme Court on 1 February - is to host the show, which will have the theme of "the world tomorrow."

Assange is reported to be drawing together controversial characters from across the political spectrum, each offering an opinion on the world tomorrow and their ideas on how to "secure a brighter future."

The TV show will begin airing in mid-March and will be broadcast in ten weekly half-hour episodes; the site claims that initial licensing commitments cover over 600 million viewers across cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks.

The Wikileaks founder is due to face the Supreme Court on 1 February where he faces extradition to Sweden to answer questions in relation to claims of rape and sexual assault made by two former Wikileaks volunteers.

Wikileaks said: "Upheavals and revolutions in the Middle East have commenced an era of political change that is still unfolding. In the West, the deterioration of the rule of law has demonstrated the bankruptcy of once leading political institutions and ideologies. The internet has never been so strong, or so much under attack.

"At this pivotal moment there is an awareness of the need to radically rethink the world around us."

Wikileaks describes Assange as "a pioneer for a more just world" and a "victim of political repression." The statement continues: "...he is uniquely placed to catalyse a global discussion on how to go forward."

Assange himself is quoted as saying: "Through this series I will explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it. Are we heading towards utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths?

"This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before."