It’s been over two years since talk show host David Letterman was behind his desk. With the help of popular streaming service Netflix, he’s ready to make his return.
Letterman revealed plans to host a new series on Netflix, which will be released sometime in 2018. Unlike his previous stint, which was taped hours before airing, the six episode series will be taped months in advance. Interviews and off field segments will make up the show. Filming is set to take place this fall. This will be the third talk show to be featured on Netflix, joining Chelsea and the recently renewed Bill Nye Saves the World.
Earlier this year Letterman, who has been mostly shying away from television since his retirement, teamed up with Alec Baldwin to co-host Turner Classic Movies’ The Essentials, which features guests discussing some of the greatest movies ever made. He’s set to appear in the upcoming documentary The Industrial Musicals Movie, which also features Martin Short and Florence Henderson. In May, Letterman won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which is give to those who have made a massive impact in comedy.
Since leaving his talk show after 33 years, his film and television company Worldwide Pants also took a break, but there’s a chance of it returning in the future. “We are trying to put it back together. It would be fun not to be involved in traditional ABC, NBC, CBS television. There’s a billion different places to put something now,” he told Vulture. The company, which was founded in 1991, is responsible for the hit CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond and NBC’s Ed. They also worked with Netflix on the 2016 comedy drama The Fundamentals of Caring.