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My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4: release date, celebrity guests and everything we know about the David Letterman series

David Letterman hosting My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
David Letterman hosting My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Image credit: Netflix )

David Letterman is back for an all-new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix and the celebrity appearance that has people talking is Will Smith. That’s right, the King Richard actor sits down in a one-on-one interview with the former late-night talk show host. 

Beyond Will Smith, there are some other high-profile guests featured in this season of the series, including Ryan Reynolds

Here’s everything we know about My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4.  

When is the My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 release date? 

All six episodes of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 premiered exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 20.  The following is an episode guide to help you know what you can look forward to when watching.

Episode1: "Billie Eilish"
Dave visits Billie Eilish to discuss inspiration, influences and imposter syndrome — and even manages to work in a little go-karting and Auto-tuning.

Episode 2: "Will Smith"
Will Smith recalls his rap origins, the lasting impact of his parents, spiritual explorations and one very fateful night at Quincy Jones' house.

Episode 3: "Cardi B"
Cardi B and Dave split a chopped cheese in a Bronx bodega and chat hooky parties, hip-hop, parenting, political science and protesting injustice.

Episode 4: "Ryan Reynolds"
Ryan Reynolds makes pizza for Dave while he discusses his youth in Canada, early days as an actor, life as a father and love of Welsh football.

Episode 5: "Kevin Durant"
Dave and Kevin Durant go one-on-one in basketball, shuffleboard and conversation as they cover family, focus, trash-talking, social media and more.

Episode 6: "Julia Louis-Dreyfus"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes Dave fishing and talks growing up with two families, serving Gumby tea on SNL and reality overtaking fiction with Veep. 

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 premise  

As described by Netflix’s Tudum website, the premise of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 is as follows:

"All of Letterman’s guests welcome him to their homes with open arms and season 4 finds the late-night legend doing a little surf casting, making homemade pizzas and visiting Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential library. The in-depth conversations find Letterman full of humor and curiosity as he quizzes guests about their lives, talents and creative processes."

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 guests 

As already mentioned, Will Smith is featured on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4. However, for those hoping for an exclusive about the infamous Oscar slap, sorry to disappoint you, but that's a topic of conversation that won't be covered. The sit down was filmed prior to the Oscars, per Tudum, so you’ll have to exercise some more patience to hear the whys behind that incident. 

Ryan Reynolds also checks in with Letterman this season. Perhaps we'll hear more about what prompted him to take his hiatus from Hollywood and how he knew he was ready to return. Catch the preview of him talking with the comedian about his admiration for his wife Blake Lively. Funny enough, even in a sweet moment The Adam Project star can’t help but show off his classic sarcasm.  

Joining Smith and Reynolds this season is Julia Louis-Dreyfus. As a fan of good television, how could you not be excited to watch an interview with an actress that has won eight Emmys and has starred in arguably some of the greatest sitcoms of all time (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep)?

If you’ve never seen any of these shows, which would be a shame, then perhaps you’re a Marvel fan and recognize her from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or Black Widow. She played the mysterious Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Let’s cross our fingers that she’ll give a clue as to what’s to come next in the Marvel universe

Rounding out this season’s list of interviewees are Billie Eilish, Cardi B and Kevin Durant. Durant is not well-known for giving a lot of interviews, so his chat may actually prove to be the most fruitful of the six. The people at Netflix provided a sneak peek of what’s to come during the NBA player’s conversation with Letterman. 

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction host 

Five-time Emmy-Award-winning David Letterman is no stranger to interviewing some of the world’s most well-known celebrities. Letterman spent 11 seasons hosting Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and 23 seasons hosting The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. On both programs he sat down with some of the world’s most notable politicians, athletes, actors, musicians and more. 

Outside of his talk show duties, the comedian is also quite the producer and businessman. His production company Worldwide Pants has produced some very successful television shows and films including Strangers with Candy and Everybody Loves Raymond.  

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 4 trailer 

An official My Next Guest Needs No Introduction trailer has not been released, but check out Dave asking some of the best questions of the season. 

How to watch My Next Guest Needs No introduction 

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is a Netflix Original series and can only be streamed directly on the platform beginning on May 20. Those without a Netflix subscription can easily sign up for one with just a few clicks. 

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