In recent months, Netflix has signed with great talents in the entertainment industry, from legendary personalities like Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman, to big producers including the amazing Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. And now, a president could also be joining the ranks of the streaming giant.
According to The New York Times, Barack Obama is in “advanced negotiations with Netflix” to produced a series of high-profile shows. “As they consider their future personal plans, [the Obamas] continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories,” Eric Schultz, senior adviser, said in a statement.
Although details of the production, such as the number of episode or a tentative premiere date, are still unknown, multiple outlets suggest a format in which the former president of the United States talks about topics like public health, voting rights, migration, climate chance and other major matters during of administration.
Former first lady Michelle Obama would also be part of the series, discusses issues like nutrition and education, just like she did during her time in the White House.
What we do know for sure is that, regardless of format, is that Barack Obama “does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics,” but rather to “highlight inspirational stories.”