Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix:
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are teaming up with Netflix to Create films and TV shows.
Netflix says the former US President and First Lady have “entered into a multi-year agreement” with the service.
It states the “movies and series” will “potentially” include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”
“Barack and I’ve always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us,” said Michelle Obama.
Exact details of programming have yet to be announced.
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The couple has created Higher Ground Productions to produce the content to be aired on Netflix.
“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,” said Mr. Obama.
“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.”
Mrs. Obama said: “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others.
“Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”