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.