David Letterman Scores Barack Obama as First Guest on Netflix Talk Show

The first of six David Letterman interviews for

Former President Barack Obama will make his first talk show appearance since leaving office on "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman", which premieres January 12 on Netflix.

US President Barack Obama tapes an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, May 4, 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's appearance on the new show marks the former president's first television interview since leaving office past year.

David Letterman is returning to late night-and he's bringing some big names with him.

The show will launch Friday, Jan. 12 and a new episode will be stream each subsequent month in 2018 - so the Letterman series is rather unique in the Netflix universe as it has a rather anti-binge roll-out. He will also host Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney, Tina Fey, and Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafza. He's just the first in a series of big names in store for the series with each episode focusing on "one extraordinary figure whom Dave finds fascinating".

Almost 14 million people watched Letterman's final show on CBS in May 2015.

The new show will consist of six hour-long episodes built around Letterman's star guests.

Letterman's Late Night With David Letterman ran on NBC from 1982 to 1993.

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