Netflix in Advanced Negotiations with The Obamas for High-Profile, Inspirational Content

Netflix in Advanced Negotiations with The Obamas for High-Profile, Inspirational Content

The couple would make exclusive content for the U.S. streaming site focused on uplifting stories, the paper suggested.

A new report has Netflix being in advanced negotiations with the former President and First Lady, and if that comes to fruition, we can expect new high-profile, inspirational content shaped by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

The format could include talk-show-style or documentary productions.

In something of a modern twist on the fireside chats made popular by FDR in the 1930s and 1940s, it's starting to look like former President Barack Obama will soon have his own show on Netflix. It was not immediately clear how many shows or episodes would be ordered nor how much the Obamas would be paid. Netflix has more than 117 million subscribers, 55 million of whom are in the United States.

Netflix declined to comment.

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"President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire", he said.

One possible show idea, the newspaper said, could involve Obama discussing topics that were germane to his policies as president - including health care, voting rights, and immigration, The Times said.

That's not to say Trump likely won't take some swipes at the Obamas on his Twitter account, should these shows come to fruition. Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. The two have recently launched their respective memoirs alluding to their two-term period at the White House, and reportedly received an estimated $60 million for their work.

Schultz said the couple continues to explore new ways to help others share their stories. If they do strike a deal, Michelle and Barack Obama will provide exclusive content for Netflix.

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