The Obamas have signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, Deadline reports. The news was announced over Twitter by Netflix this morning:
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
The deal means Barack and Michelle Obama will have a platform of 118 million subscribers to create content that could include television shows, feature films, and documentaries. But the productions will likely be more inspirational than inflammatory.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” said Eric Schultz, one of Obama’s former advisors, in an initial report by 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.”