A very special interview is coming up for My Next Guest with David Letterman. Netflix has released a clip for the episode of the David Letterman-Talk show hosted by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. The interview, which will air on Netflix as a standalone special episode of the 4-time Emmy-nominated series, will premiere on Monday, December 12, 2022. You can get a sneak peek by watching the new clip below.
For the episode, Letterman travels to Kyiv, Ukraine for a 60-minute conversation in front of a small live audience. The interview was filmed in February 2022 during Russia’s invasion of the country. Letterman also teased that the chat will be a must-see interview, noting that Zelenskyy is an “amazing” person who has a lot of interesting things to say.
“When you first learn about the guy, it seems impossible not to find him engaging and his amazing story,” Letterman said, according to Netflix. “You just don’t see actions and events like this, people behaving like this, on the right side of things.”
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This clip comes just as Zelenskyy was revealed to be Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2022. The magazine chose Zelenskyy based on his reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and how he inspired Ukrainians to resist. In particular, her decision to remain in Kyiv during the invasion rather than evacuate was praised.
“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” Zelenskyy is quoted as saying in the post.
Zelenskyy is just the latest high-profile guest to appear on Letterman’s Netflix show. Former President Barack Obama is among the other big names to have appeared, helping make the series a hit for Netflix. The official description of My Next Guest with David Letterman read:
Combining humor, curiosity and deep conversations with extraordinary people, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman has Letterman back in the host’s chair after a 33-year reign on the night. In 22 episodes across four seasons, My Next Guest has featured notable characters like President Barack Obama, JAY-Z, Lizzo, Malala, and Billie Eilish.
Worldwide Pants’ Tom Keaney and Mary Barclay executive produce the show alongside Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, Brooke Posch and John Skidmore for Jax Media, as well as Justin Wilkes and Michael Steed.
My next guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy will premiere on Netflix on December 12, 2022. You can stream previous episodes of my next guest on Netflix.