David Letterman To Return To TV With New Netflix Series

The late night host is back, following a brief retirement.

David Letterman is making his big return to TV just two years after retiring from the small screen. E! News reports that the former host of both NBC's Late Night and CBS's The Late Show is now headed to Netflix. On the popular streaming platform, Letterman's new show will reportedly feature "in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor."

Six hour-long episodes, each of which will reportedly feature just one guest, are expected for the first season. The series is slated to premiere in 2018, though no date has been scheduled just yet.

In a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Letterman, 70, said, "I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. 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."

Letterman left his last hosting gig on May 20, 2015, passing theĀ Late Show baton to Stephen Colbert.

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