LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Veteran former US discuss present host David Letterman will return to tv on Jan 12 in a brand new Netflix present the place his first visitor might be former US President Barack Obama, Netflix stated on Friday (Jan 5).
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Called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” the six-episode sequence may also characteristic interviews with actor George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, radio shock jock Howard Stern, comic Tina Fey and Pakistani schooling activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the streaming service stated.
Netflix has been spending closely to supply and purchase content material because it races to dominate streaming tv and beat competitors from conventional media and different streaming gamers equivalent to Hulu and Amazon.com’s Prime Video.
Letterman’s interview with Obama will mark the previous president’s first tv discuss present look since he left workplace in January final yr.
Letterman, 70, left his job as host of The Late Show in May 2015, saying he wished to spend extra time along with his household after greater than 30 years on late night time tv.
His return to tv for Netflix was introduced in August 2017, when the quick-witted host stated that Pope Francis and President Donald Trump could be high of his wish-list for the sequence.
Netflix stated the brand new sequence would encompass 60-minute episodes centred round “one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating” and that the interviews would happen each inside and outdoors a studio setting.
The company, home to reveals equivalent to House Of Cards and Stranger Things, streams to most nations within the world.
Its shares have saved tempo with its person development and have risen almost 60 per cent previously one yr.