Barack and Michelle Obama signed a multimillion-dollar Netflix production deal earlier this year, and the streaming giant’s chief content officer gave us a small glimpse into what the former first couple has planned.
“They have their eyes on film and television, fiction and non-fiction,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at a Vanity Fair event Tuesday. “They want to do programming, storytelling that fits in with what they did during the presidency, obviously.”
In May, Netflix announced it had reached a groundbreaking deal with the Obamas to “produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.”
Additionally, the former president and first lady established Higher Ground Productions to produce content for the screen.
And don’t expect the Obamas to use Netflix to simply extend their political platform. Sarandos added that none of their content would involve politics, but he does hope that they would appear on camera.
At the time of the announcement, the former first lady said that the couple “believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us” while her husband said he hoped “to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
We. cannot. wait.
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