David Letterman Returning to TV with Netflix Talk Show
The new as-yet-untitled series will premiere in 2018
He’s coming back: David Letterman is set to return to television with a new talk show on Netflix.
The six-episode series will feature “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.” Each episode will have a long-form interview with a single guest, breaking away from the quick quip-and-pitch style of the late-night broadcast talk show interview.
“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “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.”
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Letterman, of course, was the original host NBC’s Late Night and CBS’ The Late Show, and is credited as the longest-running host in U.S. late night TV history, having spent 33 years and 6,028 episodes under his belt.
The new as-yet-untitled series will premiere in 2018.
This article originally appeared on Ew.com