David Letterman Returning to TV With Netflix Series
David Letterman is coming back to the small screen.
The comedy icon will host an untitled six-episode series for Netflix, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Letterman, who left The Late Show in 2015, will offer fans something a little different from what they’re used to seeing from him:
Unlike ‘The Late Show,’ each hourlong episode of the Netflix series will be prerecorded and feature Letterman conducting longform conversations with a singular guest as well as exploring topics on his own — outside of the studio. A guest list has not yet been revealed.”
The show is expected to premiere in 2018.
Letterman, 70, couldn’t help but poke fun at himself while announcing his return to TV. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” he said. “Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
Letterman is not the only comedy legend to go the interview route for Netflix. Carol Burnett has also signed on the dotted line with the streaming service.
Letterman has mostly kept out of the public eye since leaving The Late Show (perhaps he’s too busy growing that Santa Claus-like beard), although he did appear on National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously in 2016. He’s also been quite critical of Donald Trump, whom he’s interviewed multiple times over the years.
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