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Netflix lures David Letterman back to TV with six-episode series premiering in 2018

David Letterman isn’t finished speaking in any case.

Two years after ending his prolonged profession as a late-night tv host, Letterman is returning to host a brand new present on Netflix, the streaming community introduced on Tuesday.

The Hollywood Reporter studies that the untitled series will characteristic prerecorded, hourlong episodes in which Letterman conducts longform conversations with a singular visitor. He will even discover subjects on his personal exterior of a studio setting. No visitor checklist has been revealed.

Letterman left CBS’ “The Late Present” in 2015 after internet hosting greater than 6,000 episodes of late-night speak reveals throughout a 33-year profession that additionally included time at NBC’s “Late Night time.”

“I really feel excited and fortunate to be engaged on this challenge for Netflix,” Letterman mentioned in THR. “Right here’s what I’ve realized, in the event you retire to spend extra time with your loved ones, verify with your loved ones first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”

Netflix chief content material officer Ted Sarandos mentioned he was thrilled to meet Letterman, and excited concerning the alternative to work with the comedic host.

“David Letterman is a real tv icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the folks he finds most fascinating,” Sarandos mentioned. “We’ll have to see if he retains the beard.”

Letterman, who does sport an enormous, shaggy beard lately, additionally reveals up in a brand new Humorous or Die series with Sen. Al Franken referred to as “Boiling the Frog.” Take a look at a clip right here:

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