New details about Barack and Michelle Obama's upcoming Netflix projects revealed
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos attended a Vanity Fair event to share more details about the projects that Barack and Michelle Obama are planning to create with the streaming giant.
The former POTUS and FLOTUS signed a multimillion-dollar production deal with Netflix a couple of months ago, but the details about their collaboration were not immediately revealed. After a lot of speculation, Ted clarified a few things.
He revealed that the Obamas are focused on both film and television, as well as fiction and non-fiction projects. Ted added that they are planning to do programming and storytelling related to what they did during Barack’s presidency.
Even though there was a lot of politics during the former POTUS’ period in the White House, Ted set clear that they would not get into politics as they want to cover sports, lifestyle, and nutrition.
As Essence reported, Netflix made the big announcement in May this year, revealing that they reached a groundbreaking deal with Barack and Michelle to “produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.”
"Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world," said Barack.
HIGHER GROUND PRODUCTION
While he was not sure about it, Ted admitted that he hoped the couple would appear on camera. CNN reported that the Obamas established Higher Ground Productions, the entity under they will produce content for Netflix.
SHARING THEIR LOVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Apart from having a successful professional life, Barack and Michelle have a wonderful romance, too, and they are not afraid to let the world know that.
On October 3, it was the couple’s 26th wedding anniversary, so they took to Twitter to share the love they have for each other.
Thank you @barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust, and respect - for being a man who always lifts up and honors me and our wonderful girls. Each day I’m with you, I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all. https://t.co/dfgJRMyWJj— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 3, 2018
“Happy Anniversary, @MichelleObama. For 26 years, you’ve been an extraordinary partner, someone who can always make me laugh, and my favorite person to see the world with,” tweeted Barack.
“Thank you @barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust, and respect - for being a man who always lifts up and honors me and our wonderful girls. Each day I’m with you, I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all,” replied Michelle.