David Letterman headed back to talk TV with Netflix series
David Letterman, who said goodbye to his long-running talk show two years ago, will say hello to TV again with a new show for Netflix.
Netflix announced Tuesday that the six-episode series has Letterman combining two primary interests: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments sparked by his curiosity and humour. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a single guest and explore topics of his own outside the studio.
The series, not yet titled, is set to premiere in 2018.
In 33 years on late-night television, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of NBC's ``Late Night'' and CBS' ``Late Show,'' and is the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history. He has won 10 Emmys and two Peabody awards. He stepped down from the ``Late Show'' in May 2015.
Letterman said he feels ``excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix.'' He added these words of wisdom: ``If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.''