David Letterman is stepping out of retirement and returning to television with My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix series.
Though the show will feature an opening monologue to start each episode, the bulk of the hour will be spent on a single, one-on-one interview with celebrities of note. Likely influenced by podcasts, seeing a master interviewer like Letterman take his time and dive deep with his guests will be an absolute joy to see.
The first episode will premiere on Friday, January 12, 2018 with each subsequent episode streaming monthly from February to June. George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and President Barack Obama are set to appear in the first season.