The Obamas Are In “Advanced Negotiations” With Netflix To Produce A Series Of Shows
The Obamas might be coming to Netflix! It looks like our former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will join the massive catalog that the streaming service currently has.
According to The New York Times, the former President is in “advanced negotiations” with Netflix to produce a series of shows with his wife, Michelle. Details about what these shows would look like haven’t been finalized yet, but one of the ideas on the table is bringing inspirational stories to light, something that 44 has always been passionate about, inside and outside The White House.
What we know for sure is that none of the content he and Michelle produce will address POTUS number 45 directly. And who can blame them? Addressing the Cheeto-in-Chief directly is a waste of time, and we all know that the Obamas ascribe to the famous quotable: “When they go low, we go high.” So, they will focus on what uplifts instead.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, said Thursday. “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
And these inspirational stories, along with other ideas they have, should net them a pretty penny. It is unclear how much they are discussing at this point, but they’re the Obamas! Apparently, Amazon and Apple, which have their own streaming services, have also reached out to the President, so he and Michelle will definitely get theirs (as they should).
I am personally excited about seeing them in front of the camera. And guess what? That is a possibility as well!
In these negotiations, they have talked about Mr. Obama moderating discussions about health care, immigration, and climate change, all things that were hot topics during his presidency. And Mrs. Obama? She could lead conversations on nutrition, something that she made fun and popular with her “Let’s Move!” campaign.
We may not be able to re-elect the Obamas again, but seeing them on my Netflix queue is a pretty darn good alternative.
What show ideas do you have for the best President and Former Lady our country has ever seen?