We have learned that the former presidential couple, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed an agreement with Netflix that allows them to produce series and films! Is the couple ready to get behind the camera?
The pair is set to work with the popular streaming service through their Higher Ground Productions company.
Apparently, their plan is to create both scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, docuseries and even feature films!
During a statement, Barack said: ‘One of the joys of our time in public service was having the opportunity to meet a great number of fascinating people from all walks of life, and helping them share their experiences with a wider audience.’
‘That is why Michelle and I are so thrilled to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the creative, talented, inspiring voices who can promote greater empathy and more understanding between people, and help share their stories with the whole world.’
As you can imagine, Michelle is just as happy to start this new stage in their lives.
‘Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to make us think differently about the world, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. Netflix’s service is a natural fit for the types of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting partnership,’ she stated.
And if there was any doubt, Netflix is definitely excited to have the Obamas join in.
Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos said: ‘Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are positioned to discover and highlight the stories of people making a difference in their communities and aim to change the world for the better. We’re incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.’