by Tt Shinkan
Ball State alumni and former host of The Late Show, David Letterman, announced on Tuesday that he plans on hosting a new talk show exclusively on Netflix just two years after his departure from television. The series will be produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants banner.
The show is currently untitled but will feature six prerecorded, hour long episodes. Each episode will feature a long-form interview between Letterman and a guest as well as different segments and exploring the world outside his studio.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Letterman said that he feels, “excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first”.
When asked about whether or not this new show will be similar to his previous late-night talk show, Letterman said that it will be much different and not resemble it whatsoever. “I can’t stop talking, so there’s no time limit, I can just talk the ears off people, until they call the police,” Letterman said in an interview with The New York Times.
Letterman was even asked to write down a list of names of people he’s never going to get the chance to sit down and talk with, and those people will be the ones that the producers try to get. A list of each guest for the show has not been released yet.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, told Hollywood Reporter how meeting Letterman was an amazing experience for him. “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,” Sarandos said. “We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”
Speaking of beard, Letterman told The New York Times that he has no plans of getting rid of the beard. “Between you and me, the beard is to cover up botched plastic surgery. The beard has to stay. It would be hideous. Children would be frightened.”
David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show will premiere in 2018.
Image: The Hollywood Reporter