Music mogul JAY-Z is taking his talent to digital giant Netflix. Sorta. The hip-hop executive is set to appear on late show legend David Letterman‘s upcoming “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” series.
According to reports, everyone from Young Hov to President Barack Obama are going to land on the Netflix program.
David Letterman is set to return to television next week with the the premier of his new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. With a name like that, the show would obviously have to pull some big talent to sit across from the long-time late night host, and they did just that by snagging Barack Obama and Jay-Z. Letterman has been off the air since he retired from The Late Show in 2015, but kicking off the series with Obama’s first talk show interview since leaving office is sure to get plenty of people to tune in for the Jan. 12 premiere. (SPIN)
Starting Friday (January 12), Letterman’s series will have a new episode air each week on the digital streaming giant.
Other episodes—which will be rolled out once a month—will feature interviews with JAY-Z, George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern. According to a press release, the 60-minute episodes will take place “inside and outside a studio setting,” featuring field segments on a “specific topic related to the iconic guest featured in the episode.” (Pitchfork)
Recently, JAY-Z made headlines by premiering his must-watch “Family Feud” music video on his TIDAL platform.
In addition to the rapper, Beyoncé, and their daughter, Blue Ivy, actors including Thandie Newton, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Brie Larson and Mindy Kaling appear in various scenes of the project. Actress Susan Kelechi Watson appears to play a grown-up version of Blue, who, according to the story, has become one of “America’s founding mothers” and “revised the Constitution… at a time… when some thought that making America great meant making us afraid of each other.” (ABC News)