Former POTUS and FLOTUS Barack and Michelle Obama are currently in “advanced negotiations” with Netflix to produce a number of high-profile shows on the global streaming service.
According to the New York Times:
Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
It is unclear how much money the Obamas will be paid, given their lack of experience in the media business. Insiders close to the deal say the Barack and Michelle want to produce inspirational content and are also looking for “an unfiltered method of communication with the public.“
Says the sources, “Mr. Obama does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics.” Instead, one idea is for Barack to moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency like health care, voting rights, immigration. Another would involve Michelle talking about topics like health and nutrition which she championed while in the White House.
So what do you think, would you “Netflix and Chill” on some Obama content?