David Letterman will appear in a climate change documentary for National Geographic, in his first television project since exiting The Late Show.
He will appear on the second season of Years of Living Dangerously, heading to India to speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the nation’s energy concerns. It will be his first visit to India.
“It’s thrilling to have him do this — we’re beyond excited,” co-producer Joel Bach told the Hollywood Reporter. “The reason why Letterman’s part of this is that we just noticed that he seemed to perk up when this issue came across his lap. We reached out to him to see if he’d want to be part of this, and he said, ‘Absolutely.’ He said [that climate change is] something he does think about a lot.”
The new season will also include Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Don Cheadle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong and Jack Black.