“Late Show” alum David Letterman is returning to television with a new Netflix talk show, of sorts.
The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series will see Letterman combining in-depth conversations with field pieces. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form interview with a singular guest, the streaming service said. The late-night legend will also explore some topics on his own, away from the studio, per Netflix.
Letterman’s new small-screen (or, really, any screen you choose) series is set to premiere in 2018.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said. “Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
“Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix. “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. We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”
The final episode of the “Late Show with David Letterman” aired on May 20, 2015, and Letterman was succeeded by Stephen Colbert.
The series is being produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants.