David Letterman's Netflix Talk Show Sets Barack Obama as First Guest; JAY-Z, Howard Stern on Tap

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Barack Obama and David Letterman on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

The streaming service also revealed when the former 'Late Show' host's new series will premiere.

David Letterman has amassed an all-star roster of guests for his Netflix talk show series, titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. The 60-minute show will stream monthly with the first episode launching on Friday, Jan. 12 and the additional five episodes streaming, one a month, after that.

Letterman will kick off the series with a chat with Barack Obama, serving as the former president's first talk show appearance since leaving office. Other guests set for Letterman's series are George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, JAY-Z, Tina Fey and Howard Stern.

The series, produced by RadicalMedia and Letterman's Worldwide Pants, marks the longtime Late Show host's first regular return to the small screen since leaving the CBS show in May of 2015. He made a one-episode appearance on National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously documentary series.



Each episode will be centered around one person Letterman finds fascinating, with the two engaging in in-depth conversations both inside and outside a studio setting. The show will also feature field segments with Letterman embarking on trips related to the guest featured in each episode.

Letterman previously told The Hollywood Reporter that he wanted Kim Jong-Un and President Trump for his first guests. The former CBS host has made no secret of his desire to interview Trump and call the former Apprentice host out on some of his more radical statements and actions since he entered politics. But Trump has kept a low-profile on the talk-show circuit, not sitting down for any of the high-profile late-night shows, all of which have taken aim at him, since taking office.

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This article originally appeared on THR.com.