LOS GATOS, CA
For months there has been low murmurs and social media gossip about Barack and Michele Obama being in talks to do something with Netflix. The only question remaining unanswered was, what that something was. Today, as Netflix announced that the former first lady and president of the United States has inked a multi-year deal with the company, the question as to what the Obamas will be producing has been made a little more clear.
CNBC (@CNBC) reports, the deal the Obamas signed with Netflix may or may not include scripted and unscripted series, films, documentaries, and features. The content will be produced by Higher Ground Productions.
“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 Michele 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 world.” President Obama said in a statement.
During their time in the White House the Obamas made many, what I believe to be, long-lasting friendships and relationships with many people. Some people just have that “it” factor that attracts people to them. The Obamas has it, inside or outside of the White House. Like Barack said “people from all walks of life”, including actors, musicians, athletes, and many many more. I for one, am excited to see what type of movies and shows they will be bringing to Netflix. We should be in for some really good tv time coming up soon! I can’t wait!