David Letterman is coming back.
The man who has an ownership stake in the Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing team is coming back to do a six-episode show on Netflix in 2018.
Netflix made the announcement in a press release on its website.
The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has Letterman combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a singular guest – and will also explore topics on his own, away from the studio. The series is set to premiere in 2018.
Said Letterman, “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
Letterman is known for his comedic genius and Emmy Awards — 52 nominations and 10 wins. But he’s an avid car enthusiast as well.
Letterman joined the Rahal team in 1996, and since then the team has these accomplishment, according to information on its website:
The team has been competing for over two decades, compiling 30 victories (20-IndyCar, 10-ALMS), 42 poles (29-IndyCar, 13-ALMS) and three series championships (1992-IndyCar, 2010 and 2011-ALMS), as well as claiming an Indianapolis 500 victory in 2004 with Buddy Rice. In 2009, the team joined BMW of North America to campaign the new BMW M3 in the American Le Mans Series, and in 2010 and 2011 won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category.
Letterman also has an extensive car collection. Jalopnik noted he has one of the coolest car collections among all celebrities, and the Connecticut Post noted that he has 10 Ferraris, eight Porsches, four Austin Healeys, two Honda motorcycles, a Chevy pickup and one car each from automakers Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, MG, Volvo and Pontiac.
Maybe we’ll get to see some of them.