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Letterman Netflix series gets Obama as first guest: See trailer

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Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to give his first post-White House interview in the USA next week on David Letterman's new Netflix show.

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. Two years later in August 2017, it was revealed that he would be launching a new show with the streaming network.

David Letterman is returning to TV and his first guest will be the former leader of the free world.

David Letterman's anticipated return date to television is set.

Each episode will center around one particular person, and consist of in-depth interviews as well as field segments.

According to a promotional video released on Friday, an interview with Obama will be featured on the debut episode of Letterman's new "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" Netflix exclusive talk show, set to drop on January 12.

Taking his usual late night hijinks in a more serious direction seems like a natural progression in Letterman's semi-retirement, as the 70-year-old comedian's material has grown more political and socially conscious in later years.

Called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the six-episode series will also feature interviews with actor George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, radio shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Tina Fey and Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai, the streaming service said.