Barack and Michelle Obama have led busy lives since leaving the White House. The couple started the Obama Foundation and are building a library on the south side of Chicago. But now the presidential couple is taking on another project with Netflix.
Today Netflix announced that the Obama’s have signed a multi-year contract to produce a variety of shows for the streaming giant. “President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features,” is what the tweet reads.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix (@netflix) May 21, 2018
The Obamas are set to produce in their projects not necessarily star in them. The couple’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, is producing the content with Netflix.
Their Netflix projects will focus on topics the couples were champions of while in the White House. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Barack said in a statement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world”
Netflix is happy to have the Obamas on their team. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for Netflix, said about the deal.
There is no telling when the Obamas first project will be out or what the project will be centered on. Knowing the Obamas there will most definitely be a project about healthy eating and childhood obesity. The was Michelle’s main platform during her time as the first lady.