Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV, films for Netflix

The deal will give Barack an international television platform during his post-presidency, allowing him to reach millions of people in the US and internationally.

author_img Team Indulge Published :  22nd May 2018 09:28 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd May 2018 09:28 PM
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Former US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle have officially sealed a deal with Netflix to produce television shows and films for the streaming service. The couple has created "Higher Ground Productions", a company to produce content for Netflix, the streaming service announced.

A statement shared on Twitter by Netflix read: "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 announced in a statement on Twitter.

The deal will give Barack an international television platform during his post-presidency, allowing him to reach millions of people in the US and internationally.

According to reports, the former president has told associates that he does not intend to use the new platform to wage a public campaign against his successor in the Oval Office, or to fight against conservative voices that populate media outlets like Fox News. Instead, a release from Netflix said the Obamas will produce scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features that highlight issues and themes the president pursued during his eight years in office.

 

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