Know who will be the first guest of Letterman's Netflix talk show

Know who will be the first guest of Letterman's Netflix talk show

Know who will be the first guest of Letterman's Netflix talk show

Not only that, but we know who his first guest is set to be: none other than former president-Barack Obama.

Netflix has revealed the premiere date of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman", Dave's official return to the spotlight after retiring from his CBS late-night show in 2015.

The lineup of influential guests includes George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern as well as Barack Obama. Field segments will bring Letterman to locations far and wide, expressing his curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode. "Here's what I have learned - if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first".

In the first trailer for the show, it's obvious how different and personal the new show will be, with Letterman continuing to sport the massive gray beard he grew soon after his retirement. Stephen Colbert has taken over and done a fine job, but it's just not the same. "And that's what this is about for me".

The new show is part of Netflix's continuing efforts to produce its own shows.

Netflix shared a sneak peek at the six-part 60-minute show, which debuts January 12, online Thursday. Appropriately titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, this special will be one of the few the former president has done since leaving the White House. The thing I like about it is that it fits exactly what I want to do and it's with people I'm fond of working with. Recorded in the fall and aired December 27, the former president said that leaders shouldn't use social media to stoke division.

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