It looks like we’ll be able to binge watch shows and movies from our favorite presidential power couple very soon.
In a tweet from Netflix on Monday morning, the company announced that former President Barack Obama and former First Lady 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. According to a statement released by Netflix, the Obamas established Higher Ground Productions to create content for the streaming platform.
“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said former President Obama. “That’s why 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.”
In Michelle’s statement, she calls Netflix a “natural fit for the kinds of stories [they] want to share” and they “look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said he’s “incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for better,” Sarandos said in the statement.
We’re definitely excited to see what the Obamas have in store, especially if eldest daughter Malia’s still interested in going into production—this could be her moment to truly shine in the entertainment industry.