The Obama family has reportedly signed a year-long production deal with Netflix. On Monday, President Obama and Michelle announced that they’ll be producing both TV series and films for the streaming service through their new production company, Higher Ground Productions.
The content will include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” All of it will be themed around issues that were addressed during Obama’s time in the office. Occasionally the couple will be on camera acting as moderators, but they’ll often remain behind the scenes, producing. The former president released a formal statement about the new career move.
“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. 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.”
The possibility of this relationship between the Obamas and Netflix taking place was first announced in March. No details have been revealed about the financial aspects of the deal, but it has been reported that high profile celebrities generally sign deals with streaming services that are worth tens of millions of dollars. This is the first time that a former president has done so. It will be interesting see what sort of content the Obamas create, and how soon the content will be released to viewers.
Ted Sarandos, who is the chief content officer for Netflix spoke out proudly about the recent deal.
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better. We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”
Congrats to the Obamas on their Netflix deal. Follow us on IG. #trusttheprocess #hardworkpaysoff #believinyourself #hbcu #melaninpoppin #melaninking #melaninqueen #greatnessisuponyou #destinedforgreatness #onecallprinting #metroatl #atlanta #southsideatl #obama #blacklivesmatter #blacklove #blackfamily #millionairemindset #divas #womenonamission
More in News
Demi Lovato Remains in the Hospital After Overdosing Last Week
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following an overdose that took place last week. The star is still expected to...July 31, 2018
Madonna Launches a Malawi Fundraiser to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Madonna is launching a fundraiser for Malawi in celebration of her 60th birthday. The fundraiser will be held online in partnership...July 31, 2018
Kesha Documentary Heading to Apple Music
A Kesha documentary will soon be released on Apple music. The project is entitled Rainbow – The Film, and will provide...July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber Hints that a Wedding is Just Around the Corner
Justin Bieber has hinted that his wedding to Hailey Baldwin is just around the corner. A paparazzi recently asked the singer...July 30, 2018
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast Stands Up for Their Embattled Director
It’s been more than a week since news broke that Disney had axed James Gunn for a series of tweets he...July 30, 2018
Netflix Announces Four More Original TV Shows
Netflix has announced that they will be adding four more original TV shows. One of the new shows is called Madam...July 30, 2018