Michelle & Barack Obama Set For Original TV Shows On ‘Netflix’
As Donald Trump‘s crumbles under the pressure of Rob Mueller‘s Russia investigation and the unveiling of the President’s “business dealings” with an adult entertainer, his predecessor President Obama seeks news way to educate and uplift the world.
Teaming up with him to do that? Netflix.
Home to Ava DuVernay‘s groundbreaking ’13th’, Netflix is in talks with the former First family with hopes a deal between them will bring with it original content.
Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, shared…
President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire. Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.
The New York Times adds…
In one possible show idea, Mr. Obama could moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency — health care, voting rights, immigration, foreign policy, climate change — and that have continued to divide a polarized American electorate during President Trump’s time in office. Another program could feature Mrs. Obama on topics, like nutrition, that she championed in the White House. The former president and first lady could also lend their brand — and their endorsement — to documentaries or fictional programming on Netflix that align with their beliefs and values.
News of the proposal reaches the world a decade after Obama became the 44th President of the United States and the first black man to do so.