David Letterman announces Obama, Clooney as guests on new Netflix show


Called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the six-episode series will also feature interviews with actor George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, radio shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Tina Fey and Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai, the streaming service said.

David Letterman is out of retirement and returning to television with a six-episode, 60-minute Netflix series - My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Letterman left "The Late Show" in May 2015 after almost 22 years on CBS including his 11-year run on NBC hosting "Late Night with David Letterman".

With his new monthly Netflix talk show, David Letterman is returning to the limelight - and bringing former president Barack Obama with him.

This would be Obama's first televised interview since his departure from the White House a year ago.

"I got exhausted of people saying 'What do you want to do?'" Letterman told Variety in August.

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Letterman, 70, left his job as host of The Late Show in May 2015, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family after more than 30 years on late night television.

Letterman, 70, signed a deal previous year to develop the six-episode Netflix show, for which he will be paid $2 million per episode. "These are people that I admire".

"I had a show for a long time", Letterman said in his new show's trailer.

Sarandos said he hopes Letterman's show will attract more subscribers.