Will Smith, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Billy Eichner and Chelsea Handler will all take on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, but not on The Late Late Show.
Yes, the popular format which has seen the likes of Adele and Lady Gaga join James Corden in his car to perform some of their hits is getting a spin off.
Segment creators James Corden and Ben Winston sold the viral sensation to Apple in 2016 as its own series.
As the duo who are behind ‘ The Late Late Show’, they revealed the new series will not mean axing the music guests on their nightly show.
“So many people get in touch with us, big-name movie stars, saying they’d love to do Carpool Karaoke,” said Late Late showrunner Winston, adding that the answer has to be no.
“Here, it’s about taking those people who aren’t musicians necessarily.”
However, Corden explained the popularity won’t mean you see more. “We can only do it so many times on our show, and there’s so many lovely people I want to see in that environment.”
Apple’s first season will see 16 different pairings, though only one will feature Corden himself.
A trailer screened for press at Monday’s (Jan. 9) TV critics press tour showed the host and Will Smith singing along to “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” backed by a full marching band.
The clip also featured singers like Ariana Grande and Alicia Keys, as well as comedians such as Billy Eichner and Chelsea Handler.
When asked about how he feels about the popularity of the segment, Corden seemed quite humbled.
“This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in an intimate environment,” he said.
“I don’t even feel like it’s mine, really, it’s just something I’ve been part of.”