Barack Obama in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ With Netflix For a Show Series
Former President Barack Obama may soon be heading to streaming television screens, with reports coming in that he is in the middle of “advanced negotiations” with Netflix for a series of specials, according to a New York Times report.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is also involved with the talks, with the specials reportedly going to highlight “inspirational stories,” as the NYT went out of their way to mention that the streaming programs would not act as a forum for the former president to respond to President Donald Trump.
Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, people familiar with the discussions tell NYT. https://t.co/PFm9tb0JOg
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Eric Schultz, a senior advisor to the former president, issued a statement on the potentially forthcoming streaming specials.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” he wrote. “Throughout 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.”
Incidentally, Obama has already appeared on Netflix, having been interviewed by former late-night host David Letterman in the inaugural episode of his new talk show.
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