The Obamas sign a multiyear deal to make shows and movies for Netflix
Barack and Michelle Obama have entered a multiyear agreement with Netflix to produce series and features.
According to the Obamas, they hope to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.
The company announced on Monday that the couple have signed a multiyear agreement to produce films and series for Netflix. The deal can include scripted and unscripted series, as well as 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,” the former president said in a statement. “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.”
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, that 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.