David Letterman is making his comeback on Netflix

Matt Sayer 9 August 2017 NEWS

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The late-night TV host will bring his acclaimed brand of witty interviews to the streaming platform next year.

After stepping away from his duties as the longest-serving host in late-night US TV history, David Letterman is returning to the small screen with a brand new series for Netflix.

Letterman, who spent 33 years in late-night television hosting Late Night for NBC and The Late Show for CBS, will be hosting a six-episode series combining one-on-one interviews with celebrity guests and real-world segments exploring a variety of topics relevant to Letterman's interests. Each episode will run for an hour, and the whole thing is being produced by RadicalMedia, the company responsible for other Netflix series such as What happened, Miss Simone?, Abstract: The Art of Design and Oh Hello on Broadway.

Netflix hasn't landed on a name for the series yet, but it's set to premiere sometime in 2018.

Letterman's return comes hot on the heels of comic-book legend Mark Millar joining the Netflix family. It's no surprise that Netflix is spending so much money on new talent, though, considering streaming video subscriptions have shot up by 30% already this year.


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