Entertainment David Letterman will come back to TV with a Netflix series

00:51  09 august  2017
00:51  09 august  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

David Letterman returns to TV

  David Letterman returns to TV The former Late Show host is set to star in a new Netflix series. Netflix say Letterman, who retired two years ago, will feature "in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour."  Six hour-long episodes have been ordered, and fans are hoping it is a sign of more to come.

David Letterman is returning to TV with a 6-part Netflix series . Our Picks. Popular. Letterman retired in 2015, but just like Dave Chappelle, Netflix managed to bring back the iconic frontman to helm new work.

Netflix truly is gunning to become the ruling force in all things comedy. On Tuesday, the streaming giant announced a huge get: David Letterman , who has largely stayed His off-kilter field pieces garnered equal renown, which means that this new series is essentially a godsend to any Letterman die-hard.

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Since David Letterman stepped down from his 33-year run as one of the big late-night TV hosts two years ago, he has kept very quiet -- outside of the public appearances where he sports his massive grey beard.

But that's about the change.

Netflix announced on Tuesday that Letterman will be joining the streaming giant to host an interview series.

The untitled hour-long show, set to debut next year, will feature "in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour," according to the release Netflix sent out.

Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld

  Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld Netflix announced Monday it has acquired the comic book publisher founded by acclaimed creator Mark Millar, as it continues to beef up its original movie and TV options. Millarworld, run by Millar and his wife, Lucy, features properties including Kingsman and Kick-A*s, both of which have been turned into blockbuster films. A sequel to the original Kingsman movie is slated to launch later this year.

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Two years after retiring from Late Show, David Letterman is returning with a new Netflix series in which he'll conduct long-form Image via CBS. The show won’t premiere until 2018, but the mere prospect of David Letterman returning to our TV screens is enough to tide us over for the time being.

"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," Letterman said in the release. "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."

Letterman left his CBS show, "The Late Show," in May of 2015. From 1982-1993 he was the host of NBC's "Late Night," where he built a unique comedy style that would turned him into one of the greatest late-night hosts TV has ever seen.

Letterman is just another major notch in Netflix's belt. The streaming giant on Monday landed its first acquisition with the comic book publisher Millarworld.

TV wars: Netflix poaches ABC's Shonda Rhimes, the producer with the golden touch .
In a bid to claim even more viewers, Netflix has thrown a truckload of money at the legendary producer.The streaming service lured Rhimes – the first African-American woman to have three programs reach 100 episodes – with a multi-year deal.

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