We told you it’s going to happen and now it has! Netflix has entered into a multi-year agreement with Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to produce films and series. The Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. These projects will be available to the 125 million member Netflix households in 190 countries. The Obamas have established Higher Ground Productions as the entity under which they will produce content for Netflix.
Obama said in a media interaction that through this partnership the duo hopes 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 said in an official release that Barack and Michelle Obama 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.
Barack Obama has previously appeared in David Letterman’s Netflix talk show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”