David Letterman, the longest-serving host in US late night television – the original host of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS) – is returning to television for a new series for Netflix.
The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series 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 humour.
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.
Letterman said, “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.”