The Obamas Might Get a Production Deal With Netflix

Barack Obama is reportedly negotiating a deal for a show that will “highlight inspirational stories.”

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama's portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

The New York Times is reporting that Barack Obama is in “advanced negotiations” with Netflix to produce a show, with his wife Michelle, that will “highlight inspirational stories.”

Numerous ideas have been tossed around regarding the format of the show, including one where Barack moderates conversations on issues ranging from health care to immigration to climate change. Another hypothetical situation features Michelle discussing the cause that she championed throughout her time as First Lady: nutrition.

“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, senior adviser to the former president, told the New York Times. “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”

According to the New York Times, Netflix, along with Apple and Amazon, expressed an interest in speaking with the 44th President of the United States about content deals. It appears Netflix has emerged as the favorites to land a deal with Obama. There still remains some uncertainty regarding how much the Obamas will be paid, the structure of the show, and how many episodes will the series consist of.

Either way, there's one thing we know for sure. If you give us anything related to the Obamas, people will absolutely watch it. 

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