Obama Will Be Letterman's First Guest On New Netflix Series

Veteran former talk show host David Letterman will return to television on January 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former US President Barack Obama Netflix said on Friday

The 44th President of the United States is expected to be Letterman's inaugural guest on his new hour-long Netflix series "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction".

The series, titled "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" will be a six-episode, 60 minute talk show with a new episode each subsequent month. Two years later in August 2017, it was revealed that he would be launching a new show with the streaming network.

Other notable guests on the show will be George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern.

David Letterman's anticipated return date to television is set.

This screengrab shows a preview of David Letterman (R)'s interview with former U.S. president Barack Obama which will be shown on Netflix. He's just the first in a series of big names in store for the series with each episode focusing on "one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating". Letterman left "The Late Show" in May 2015 after almost 22 years on CBS including his 11-year run on NBC hosting "Late Night with David Letterman".

Field segments will bring Letterman to locations far and wide, expressing his curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode.

Taking his usual late night hijinks in a more serious direction seems like a natural progression in Letterman's semi-retirement, as the 70-year-old comedian's material has grown more political and socially conscious in later years.

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