Almost three years since signing off from Late Night, David Letterman will be hosting a talk show once again.
Netflix announced today that the first episode of his hour-long talk show series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, will premiere on Friday, Jan. 12, and will continue through June as a “monthly event.”
Letterman’s debut guest will be former President Barack Obama, who is making his first talk show appearance since leaving the White House a year ago. Guests on future shows will include actors George Clooney and Tina Fey, musician Jay-Z, activist Malala Yousafzai and talk show host Howard Stern.
Netflix released a promo for the new series in which Letterman talks about the approach to his new show, “You never know when you might learn something, and that’s what this is about for me,” Letterman says. “These are people that I admire.”
Each episode will focus on one person whom Letterman finds fascinating with conversations occurring “both inside and outside a studio setting,” according to Netflix. The episodes will also include segments from the field, where Letterman will delve into a topic related to that episode’s featured guest.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman is the host’s first TV project since he stepped down as Late Show host in 2015. In August, Netflix announced it had signed Letterman to the new series.