David Letterman to host new Netflix interview series
UPI News Service, 08/08/2017
David Letterman has signed a new deal with Netflix to host an upcoming six-episode interview series.
The hourlong series will feature the former late night host combining long-form interviews with segments filmed outside a studio setting, Variety reported.
The untitled show will premiere in 2018 and represents Letterman's first series since exiting "The Late Show" in May 2015 after a 33-year run.
"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," Letterman said in a statement. "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 Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
"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 70-year-old was last seen hosting an episode of National Geographic Channel's Years of Living Dangerously where he traveled to India to study the effects of climate change.
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