Former President Barack Obama and his wife have been on the move since their departure from the White House last year. Now, their newest venture has been revealed.
Trying Something New
The couple certainly has never had a problem keeping up with the times and technology. This time they could land a deal with Netflix.
Word is out that the couple has had negotiations with Netflix to produce multiple shows that are expected to bring in lots of attention. It hasn’t been revealed what type of shows the two will produce, but it’s safe to say they will feature motivational stories.
A few aspects that have reportedly gotten their attention include high-conversation topics such as health care, voting rights, climate change, immigration, and foreign policy.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama could also revive her initiative to end childhood obesity with a series that promotes nutrition.
While the topics of the shows are not official, it has been confirmed that none of the shows will discuss President Donald Trump or those who were against Barack during his days as President.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” said Senior Advisor to Obama, Eric Schultz. “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
Barack Obama's Netflix Debut
Interestingly enough, Barack isn’t a stranger to Netflix. He made headlines recently after an appearance on David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show called My Guest Needs No Interruption.
He opened up about his and Michelle’s life after the White House and said they actually spent lots of quality time together that they missed out on in the previous eight years of serving the nation. He even said Michelle has poked fun at “leaving” him if he decided to run for a third time.
“I want her around,” said Barack.
While he plans to steer clear of conversations regarding Trump in his possible upcoming show, he did say in his sit-down with Letterman that the country is “not perfect.”
If the Obamas go through with their Netflix producer status, they would join the likes of Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes who have already produced shows on the popular streaming service.
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