Other guests expected on Letterman's new six-episode Netflix series will include, George Clooney, Malala Yousafazai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.
With his new monthly Netflix talk show, David Letterman is returning to the limelight - and bringing former president Barack Obama with him.
― AFP picLOS ANGELES, Jan 6 ― Late night talk show host David Letterman is returning to television next week with an interview of former USA president Barack Obama, streaming giant Netflix announced yesterday.
Obama has laid low since leaving the White House a year ago with the exception of a few public appearances and a radio interview with Britain's Prince Harry recorded in September and broadcast last month.
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"I had a show for a long time", Letterman said in his new show's trailer.
His return to television for Netflix was announced in August 2017, when the quick-witted host said that Pope Francis and President Donald Trump would be top of his wish-list for the series. In each hour-long episode Letterman will have a long-form conversation with the guest across a range of topics.
The new show is part of Netflix's continuing efforts to produce its own shows.
"I got exhausted of people saying 'What do you want to do?'" Letterman told Variety in August.
Sarandos said he hopes Letterman's show will attract more subscribers. Barack Obama was recently seen in a sit-down interview with Prince Harry for BBC.