Our royal couple has decided to step out of the world of politics and speech-giving to lend their brilliant minds to the entertainment industry.
The former president and first lady are slated to help create a “diverse mix of content,” which could include both fictional and non-fictional content. Anything from scripted series to documentaries and features are reportedly on the table.
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 US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
The content the Obama’s will be working on will also reportedly be available to all Netflix users in every country. Their new Higher Ground Productions company will be the imprint technically producing the Netflix content.
According to the New York Times, Barack Obama doesn’t plan to use the new platform to attack the current administration or Fox News (although we wish he would).
“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,” he said in a statement. “That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix.”
Social media was lit with the news. See what they had to say below.
I am so happy to hear that Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a contact with Netflix. Now whenever we get depressed about the Trump Presidency, we can have the Obamas on demand!— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 21, 2018
Just imagine!! As Trump is in the midst of impeachment Barack and Michelle Obama could be in the midst of winning that Emmy Trump never got, for their new Netflix series.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 21, 2018
I'm pretty sure some heads would actually explode.
Barack and Michelle Obama having their own show on Netflix is sure to enrage Trump and delight America. Can’t wait to watch it.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 21, 2018
After Netflix announcing that President Barack and Michelle Obama will be having shows and other projects with them, MAGA Cultists are already on board to boycotting them, thus an increase in sales. All we need now is the Obamas winning an Emmy upon trump’s removal. ☺️— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 21, 2018
Some people already had show ideas...
Show where Obama and Biden solve mysteries please.— Dan (@WarioDraghi) May 21, 2018
"The obamas" Coming soon— Final Form Jayson (@jaysonguzman456) May 21, 2018
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