After two years in retirement, the former late-night staple will return to TV in 2018 with a show more in line with National Geographic’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously.’
David Letterman is returning to the small screen but his forthcoming Netflix talk show will be more in line with National Geographic docuseries Years of Living Dangerously — in which he traveled to India — than The Late Show.
Two years after he retired from the broadcast late-night space after more than 6,000 episodes on CBS’ Late Show and NBC’s Late Night, Letterman is looking for something more serious. That includes dream interviews with Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump and a field visit to Selma, Alabama.
“About six months ago I was polishing my collection of buffalo head nickels and I thought, ‘Geeze, there must be something else I can do with my life,'” Letterman told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday afternoon, hours after Netflix announced his return to the small screen after two years in retirement.