(In a release, Netflix added that all of the interviews were conducted prior to March 2022, which is the streaming service’s way of saying that Smith does not discuss his infamous Oscars slap of Chris Rock, as that incident hadn’t happened yet.)
It’s unclear when the episodes were filmed, but it appears now that Letterman’s surprise hijacking of a Durant press conference in Sept. 2021 — where he asked silly questions like “Why do people call you K.D.?” to the unamused basketball player — was likely a bit connected to that episode.
All six episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will hit Netflix on May 20. Previous seasons’ guests include Kanye West, Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Dave Chappelle, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, Howard Stern, and more.
Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ryan Reynolds, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Durant, and Will Smith will be the guests on the new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Premieres May 20 pic.twitter.com/F5oon9qoIx
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