Barack and Michelle Obama Reportedly in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ to Develop Shows for Netflix
Since the start of 2017, the world has wondered what the next act would be for former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama.
As expected they’ve become heavily involved in community service and humanitarian work.
However, it seems they may also be getting into the TV business. According to the New York Times, the couple is in “advanced negotiations” with Netflix for a series of shows.
With everything still in the very early stages, there are no details on what type of series the Obamas would produce, but the former president would not use the platform to attack Donald Trump or other Republicans. It is thought they would want to focus on inspirational stories.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, was quoted by the Times. “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 their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
Amazon and Apple were also reportedly interested in making a deal with the former first couple, but the studios didn’t confirm what any possible talks entailed.
Michelle Obama recently announced that her memoir Becoming will be released in the fall.