The first teaser trailer for the series, titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will see Barack Obama as the first guest.
In addition to Obama, other guests on the show include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Tina Fey, Jay-Z and Howard Stern. In each hour-long episode Letterman will have a long-form conversation with the guest across a range of topics.
“You never know when you might learn something,” Letterman said of his new show. “And that’s what this is about for me. These are people that I admire.”
That title suggests a show that’s setting a high bar for booking celebrities with name recognization and Letterman’s first guest certainly qualifies: The show will launch with the first post-presidency TV talk show interview with Barack Obama.
So the hour-long premiere will have two firsts: The former CBS Late Showhost emerging from retirement and the former president giving his first on-camera talk-show chat of the Trump era.
According to Netflix, the “interviews will take place both inside and outside a studio setting. The conversations are intimate, in-depth and far-reaching, with the levity and humor Dave’s fans know and love. 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.”