While it raises a few eyebrows to see that Netflix keeps themselves in deep in the red (around $20 billion right now), they’re spending their cash on the biggest names, especially when it comes to comedy.
With a whole row of specials from hall-of-famers this year including Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, and Bill Burr, they just piled on a new animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening to that mountain of riches.
Now, they’ve just nabbed 6 episodes of a show with David Letterman who many of us thought was content with just making beard-laden guest appearances on a few shows every once in awhile. Letterman will be going to his Late Show bread and butter with interviews and then doing remote segments “in the field” sometime next year.
As it’s six episodes, you can imagine that Letterman will only get the guests that he absolutely wants to talk to rather than dealing with anything like Crispin Glover almost kicking him in the face again.