Netflix announced that Michelle and Barack Obama have signed a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for the company. The deal can include scripted and unscripted series, as well as documentaries and features. The content will be produced by Higher Ground Productions.
In a statement, the former president of the United States spoke about the monumental deal:
“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 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.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos also spoke on the deal in a statement of his own:
“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.”
As per a report by The New York Times report in March said Barack Obama’s projects are not intended to address President Donald Trump or conservatives. Instead, it would focus on inspirational content.