If you are looking for your daily Obama fix, whether it be Barack or Michelle, look no further than your Netflix video streaming service.
Netflix announced Monday that the former first couple have signed a multiyear agreement to produce films and series for the company. The deal includes possible documentaries and features, along with reality television and more traditional scripted series.
The content will be produced by Higher Ground Productions.
Barack Obama said in a statement that he wants to share all the experiences from all the “fascinating people” he’s met to a wider audience. “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.”
“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.”
This is not the first time the Obama’s have appeared on Netflix programming. David Letterman interviewed Barack Obama on his own series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”
Why is Netflix doing this? Ted Sarandos states that the former first couple is “uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better.”
While Barack Obama has been unable to keep his mouth shut about politics on other platforms, the Obama shows —according to the New York Times— “are not intended to address President Donald Trump or conservatives.” Michelle and Barack would instead like to focus their productions on “inspirational content.”