Netflix announced David Letterman, the longest-serving host in U.S. late night television and host of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS) will make his return to television in a new series on Netflix.
The new six-episode series (yet-to-be-named) “has Letterman 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,” according to the Netflix press release.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman stated in the 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.”
The new series is set to be released for streaming in 2018.