‘Late Late Show’ to Launch Snapchat Series to Find James Corden’s ‘Successor’

OK, so it’s a fictional reality competition

Last Updated: May 23, 2017 @ 7:01 AM

James Corden is getting into the Snapchat business — and the James Corden-replacement business.

The “Late Late Show” host is launching a Snapchat series this fall to find his own “successor,” per a Tuesday CBS Interactive announcement. It’s a real show, but a fictional competition.

“While Corden is by no means leaving ‘The Late Late Show’ anytime soon, he knows that someday, years and years from now, he’ll have to hand over the reins to a new host, and he wants ample time to select and groom a worthy successor,” the media release reads.

“James Corden’s Next James Corden” will star the “Late Late” host andĀ feature appearances from many familiar faces, including band leader Reggie Watts.

Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe will serve as executive producers of the series, which hails from CBS Interactive in partnership with Fulwell 73, and in association with CBS Productions.

Finally, yes, “James Corden’s Next James Corden” will be shot vertically for optimal viewing on mobile devices.