David Letterman, the original host of "Late Night" (NBC) and "The Late Show" (CBS) will be back broadcasting for a new series on Netflix.
The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has the longtime North Salem resident combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.
In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a singular guest -- and will also explore topics on his own, away from the studio. The series is set to premiere in 2018.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," said Letterman in a Netflix press release. "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.”
"Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together," added Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
“David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting. We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”
The project is being produced by RadicalMedia, the Academy Award and Emmy-winning company behind Netflix’s What Happened, Miss Simone?, Oh Hello on Broadway and Abstract: The Art of Design, and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants.
In 33 years on late-night television, David Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS), and is the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history, according to the release.
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