The Quick Read: The Obamas Are Reportedly Close To Inking A Deal With Netflix

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Sydney Scott Mar, 09, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know.

The Obamas are reportedly close to inking a deal with Netflix that would see them produce high-profile shows for the streaming giant. Details of the deal have not been revealed and according to sources, the show will not be used to directly respond to Trump or conservatives. (NY Times)

A Gina Torres-led Suits spinoff has been greenlit by USA. The show will focus on Torres’ Jessica Pearson, a lawyer attempting to adjust to the dirty world of Chicago politics. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Real Housewives of Potomac are returning for another drama-filled season. The trailer for season three has arrived and features marital drama, financial woes, and wild accusations. Original housewives Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, and Robyn Dixon are set to return along with new additions Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard. (People)

The trailer for HBO’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. documentary, King in the Wilderness has arrived. The film explores the last three year’s of King’s life and captures the activist’s passion and determination. The film includes interviews with those who knew King and historian and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Taylor Branch. (USA Today)

A survey conducted by NPR has found that a majority of transgender and gender nonconforming teachers face harassment in the workplace. The survey included information from 79 teachers across the United States and Canada with 40 percent of teachers adding that their students were more accepting than adults. (NPR)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights Regina Hall’s Support the Girls ahead of SXSW. The comedy centers around Hall as a restaurant manager who loves her employees like family.  The series also stars Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker, Jana Kramer, AJ Michalka, and Haley Lu Richardson. (The Wrap)

A suspect in the murder of a missing Arizona mother has been arrested. The body of Jasmine Rain Dunbar was found burned in a field after she went missing and her baby was found alone in a car. Dunbar’s ex Antwaun Travon Ware was arrested after confessing to burning her body. (People)

Sasheer Zamata, DeWanda Wise, and Tone Bell have signed on to star in Stella Meghie’s The Weekend. Kym Whitley and Y’lan Noel have joined as well. The film tells the story of a comedian who goes away for the weekend with her ex and his new girlfriend. Things soon get complicated when another guest arrives. (Deadline)