After spending five years out of the TV spotlight, former "Daily Show '' host Jon Stewart will star in and produce a new current affairs series for Apple TV+, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.

The multi-season series on Apple TV+ will bring the comedian back to TV on a regular basis for the first time since he ended his Emmy Award-winning run as host of “The Daily Show” in 2015.

No debut date for the untitled series was announced. The series will include one-hour episodes that will explore topics related to current events and Stewart’s advocacy work.

As of 2014, Stewarts' net worth was $16 million, Forbes reported. However, as of 2020 Celebrity Net Worth reported that Stewart's total monetary accumulation had risen to $120 million. It's still unclear how much money Stewart will make from partnering with Apple.

Stewart’s irreverent brand of political and media satire made him a beloved television figure. Most notably, Stewart's resume also includes producing credits on "The Colbert Report," which he co-created with host Stephen Colbert and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

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Jon Stewart is pictured attending the “After Spring” Premiere on April 14, 2016 in New York City. Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Since leaving the “The Daily Show,” Stewart has appeared occasionally on talk shows and this year released a political comedy film called “Irresistible” that he wrote and directed.

He also has advocated for wounded veterans and for healthcare benefits for first responders who became ill after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. He and his wife, Tracey, also opened a farm sanctuary in New Jersey.

Stewart's new series is part of a multi-year agreement with Apple to develop and produce projects for Apple TV+, a $5-a-month competitor to subscription video services from companies such as Netflix and Disney.

In 2015, Stewart had signed a deal with HBO for a short-form animated series for digital platforms, but that project was scrapped.