Two years after signing off as host of CBS The Late Show, Letterman is signing on for a new Netflix series.
Why exactly would he come out of retirement at 70 years old? Letterman certainly wants back into the spotlight so he can spout off his liberal views to America once again. Earlier this year Letterman made statements about the President, “it makes me sick” that a soulless “goon” is representing America on the world stage.
The talk show is set to premiere in 2018 and will highlight the 70-year-old comic conducting in-depth interviews with guests and also feature some investigative segments produced out in the field.
“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said of the hour-long, six-episode series. “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,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “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.”
Since stepping away from CBS in May 2015, Letterman has largely strayed away from the limelight — save for hosting an episode of National Geographic Channel’s Years of Living Dangerously and his public jabs at President Donald Trump.
One month before Election Day, Letterman called Trump a “damaged human being” who should be “shunned.” In March, Letterman said the president is “insulting to America.”
In May, the late-night legend told GQ magazine that “it makes me sick” that a soulless “goon” is representing America on the world stage.
“I’m disappointed that this man is representing me and my country,” he said.”