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David Letterman is coming to Netflix, but he doesn’t need an introduction.
His guests don’t either.
The hour-long, six-part series “My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” premieres on Netflix on January 12, with one new episode a month throughout 2018.
Barack Obama is Letterman’s first guest, and the interview will be Obama’s first television talk show appearance since leaving office. George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and Jay-Z round out the show’s line-up, Netflix announced Friday.
The show will center each episode around a guest that Letterman finds “fascinating,” a press release said, and interviews will take place both in and out of studio. The show will also feature field segments that more deeply explore a topic related to that episode’s guest.
“I can’t tell you how great it is to be out of the house,” Letterman said in the show teaser, which you can watch above. “Wow.”
“You never know when you might learn something,” the late night veteran continued. “That’s what this is about for me. These are people that I admire.”
“My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” is produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman’s Worldwide Pants, Incorporated, for Netflix.