It appears that leaving the White House will definitely not be the end of the limelight for the Obamas, as they have slated a number of programs which will be showing on Netflix. This revelation comes 11 months after they signed their deal with Netflix.
Barack and Michelle Obama’s new production company, Higher Ground Productions, announced seven projects that are in the works for Netflix, including several documentaries and a movie about Frederick Douglass.
The former president and first lady, struck a multiyear production deal in 2018 to produce shows and films for the streaming service.
With the deal, the Obamas will be able to reach 148 million paying subscribers, and they have said their production company will cover a wide spectrum of programming. But there is something they apparently have no interest in: mounting an attack on the current presidential administration.
The Obamas are intent on avoiding any material that could inflame tensions at a red-hot political moment, particularly as the 2020 presidential election begins to ramp up.
“Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all,” Mr. Obama said in a statement.
Making movies and television shows can be time consuming and messy, and there is no guarantee that some projects in development will ever be made.