Obama Will Be Letterman's First Guest On New Netflix Series


Letterman's interview with Obama will mark the former president's first television talk show appearance since he left office in January previous year.

Former President Barack Obama is set to be late-night legend David Letterman's first guest on his new Netflix series next week, marking 44's return to major talk show scene.

Dave's lineup of influential guests includes George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern and President Barack Obama. The new show is set to launch on January 12. It will be his first talk show appearance since leaving the White House in January of past year.

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The new series was just announced last August and will have the veteran talk show hosts interviewing prominent figures both inside and outside of a studio setting.

Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company is teaming with RadicalMedia for the series, which Letterman says is a welcome back to the spotlight after his lengthy "Late Show" run. It will also be Letterman's first televised interview after retiring as host of the CBS' The Late Show in 2015. Interviews will be supplemented by field segments that aim to quench Letterman's "curiosity and desire to dig deeper on a specific topic related to the iconic guest", according to Netflix.

Obama has laid low since leaving the White House past year with the exception of a few public appearances and a radio interview with Britain's Prince Harry recorded in September and broadcast last month.