Online streaming giant Netflix has signed a deal with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies . As per Netflix, the former first couple will work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and features under the multi-year deal.The eeal was announced on Monday. The content will be produced by Higher Ground Productions.
Talking about it, Obama said, “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.”
“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,” Michelle added.Word of negotiations between the former first couple and Netflix was first reported in in March.
Obama previously appeared on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement the Obamas “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.” A New York Times report in March said Obama’s projects are not intended to address President Donald Trump or conservatives. Instead, it would focus on inspirational content.