The search for a successor to James Corden as host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show” is the premise for a new digital series launching this fall.
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” and CBS Interactive announced plans today for “James Corden’s Next James Corden,” which will run exclusively as a Snapchat Show on Snap Inc.’s Snapchat Discover platform.
The show “will take Corden from late-night to the world of a fictional reality competition show to find a young up-and-comer to be his ‘Late Late Show’ successor,” the announcement says. “While Corden is by no means leaving ‘The Late Late Show’ anytime soon, he knows that someday, years and years from now, he’ll have to hand over the reins to a new host, and he wants ample time to select and groom a worthy successor.”
The announcement adds: “The series will star James Corden and feature appearances from many familiar faces including band leader Reggie Watts. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe will serve as executive producers of the series, from CBS Interactive in partnership with Fulwell 73, and in association with CBS Productions.”
“James Corden’s Next James Corden” will be produced as an original, stand-alone Snapchat Show and will be shot vertically for optimal viewing on mobile devices.