Netflix has announced a multiyear agreement with President Barak Obama and Michelle Obama to produce film and TV series for the streaming service.

According to the press release, “The Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and 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,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

The content produced by the Obamas will be available to all 125 million Netflix subscribers in 190 countries.

“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,” said President Obama. “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.”

The Obamas have created a production company called Higher Ground Productions to produce the content under for Netflix.

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” said Mrs. Obama. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

No details have been announced about when we should expect the first Obamas-produced Netflix Original.

Source: Netflix

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One thought on “Netflix signs a multi-year deal with the Obamas

  1. Those two are probably the first “celebrity” politicians in the US, as a result of being politicians, at least.

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