Netflix has confirmed David Letterman will make his return to television on the VOD streaming service. The former CBS Late Show host will debut his new talk show sometime in 2018.
Netflix announced Letterman’s new show last night (Aug. 8). The forthcoming series will be made up of six episodes featuring Letterman and a lineup of guests yet-to-be confirmed. According to a press release, the series will see the expert late-night host sharing in-depth conversation with “extraordinary people” and “expressing his curiosity and humor” through in-the-field segments.
Letterman shared his enthusiasm for Netflix and his new project in a recent statement:
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. 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 retired back in 2015 after a whopping 33-year run in late-night television. The 70-year old television personality racked up 52 Emmy Award nominations and 10 wins throughout his TV tenure and will soon be the recipient of the Mark Twin Prize come this October.
Letterman’s new Netflix series, which has yet to be named, will be produced by Oh, Hello on Broadway producers RadicalMedia.