More than two years after bidding farewell to CBS’s “The Late Show,” David Letterman will return to television with a six-episode show at Netflix Inc, the Internet broadcasting platform said on Tuesday.
Letterman, 70, will host the as yet untitled series that will include interviews with “extraordinary people” and segments from the field “expressing their curiosity and humor,” Netflix said in a statement. The program will be released next year.
“I’m excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said in a statement.
“This is what I know, if you retire to spend more time with your family, you first have to ask the family. Thanks for looking, handle with care,” he added.
Famous for his wit, sarcasm, his unconventional humor and his jokes, Letterman interviewed stars and political figures in more than 6,000 episodes in more than 33 years on nightly television.
Letterman, who left “The Late Show” in May 2015, was replaced on the show by Stephen Colbert.
Letterman is the latest celebrity to join the original Netflix content, which includes Chelsea Handler’s weekly “Chelsea” interview program.
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