It was easy to tell James Corden had a bonafide hit on his hands with the Carpool Karaoke segment of his Late Late Show. His sessions with Adele, Justin Bieber and One Direction have more than 100 million views each, and he's even had former First Lady Michelle Obama in the whip with Missy Elliott. Now, the host is making bigger moves, by extending the segment into a full-length, weekly program. Aside from promo clips like the one above, the show will live exclusively on Apple Music. The first episode features Will Smith, and it's already available.
In the clip, Corden and Smith start out by singing the underappreciated "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" with a live marching band. Smith, who's still sporting that sustache, also talks about his musical past, reminding us that he debuted at a smooth 16 years old with "Girls Ain’t Nothing but Trouble." "I had a record on the radio for the last 30 days as a senior," Smith said. "You cannot beat your friends in high school knowing you have a hit record on the radio."
Corden brings up Smith possibly playing former president Barack Obama in a biopic or film someday, and Smith says the two have already discussed it. Or, at least in part. "He told me that he felt confident I had the ears for the role," Smith said. (He first mentioned this last year in a conversation with Stephen Colbert.)
The promo clip features a little bit of arguably the world's most popular theme song, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but it's just a tease. It also looks like Smith crashes a wedding, then he and Corden somehow end up in a helicopter, singing "I Believe I Can Fly," made of course by the much talked-about R. Kelly.
Next week's Aug. 15 episode will feature Alicia Keys and John Legend, while other forthcoming episodes will feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am, Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and LeBron James, who belts out a surprising song choice alongside Corden. We also get a glimpse of an episode with the Stark sisters of Winterfell, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, and a genius pairing of Shaq and John Cena.