Streaming giant Netflix is in â€œadvanced negotiationsâ€ with former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama to produce a series of shows for the service.
The deal, first reported on by theÂ New York Times, would have the couple producing content for the streaming service. While details about the format and size of these shows isnâ€™t out there yet, the Times says that the Obamas would be avoiding addressing politics specifically, instead focusing on inspirational stories.
â€œPresident and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,â€ said Eric Schultz â€“ a senior adviser to the former president â€“ speaking to theÂ Times. â€œThroughout 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.â€
TheÂ Times says that Netflix isnâ€™t the only outfit interested in a deal with the Obamas. Amazon and Apple are also interested in securing them, but itâ€™s unclear if talks have moved as far along as those with Netflix apparently have.
Thereâ€™s no word on when these shows would be coming, and Netflix has not yet commented on the report. If you want to see former President Obama on Netflix right now, you can always check out his interview with an extremely beardy David Letterman on his Netflix show,Â My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
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