David Letterman moves to Netflix

Courtesy of Netflix

Former Late Show host David Letterman is making the move to Netflix, Netflix announced this morning.

What we currently know about the unnamed series is that it will run for six episodes.  Letterman will utilize two of his strengths: in-depth conversations and in-the-field segments.  The conversations will be longform.  It is unknown at this time whether or not there will be an audience.

“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” said Letterman.  “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.”

“Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together,” said Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix. “David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can’t wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting. We’ll have to see if he keeps the beard.”

RadicalMedia will produce.

With 33 years and 6,028 episodes under his belt, the comedian is the longest-running late-night broadcaster in American history.

Over the years, his series have received 52 Emmy nominations with 10 wins.  A previous Kennedy Center Honoree, Letterman will receive the Mark Twain Prize in October.

 

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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