It’s official. Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady, Michelle, are officially television producers. They have been in talks with Netflix for quite some time, but officially inked the deal today.
“President Barack Obama and 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,” Netflix announced.
The Hill reports:
The former commander in chief appeared on Netflix back in January, sitting down with David Letterman for the former late-night host’s talk show “My Next Guest Needs no Introduction.”
In his last two years in office, Obama, 56, hosted a film festival at the White House and expressed an appreciation for big-screen projects.
“That’s a media that connects us with people and stories we might otherwise never know,” Obama said of filmmaking in 2016. “And it puts us in the shoes of people potentially on the other side of the world or the neighborhood very different than the one we grew up in.”
President Barack Obama and 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.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
Many Trump supporters, and others who don’t care for the Obamas, are are very upset about this announcement. For months, social media outlets have been bombarded with viral memes and videos posted by Netflix viewers threatening to cancel their subscriptions if the Obamas get their show.
Here are some reactions from Twitter. “Must flee TV” is my favorite. (see Tweets below)
Who would ever want to watch this lol
— Cody Mallory (@sup5555) May 21, 2018
Maybe a true crime spy show of some sort would be a good place to start. https://t.co/yFlBspxKpq
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) May 21, 2018
Must flee TV.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 21, 2018
I look forward to not watching any of it. https://t.co/vC7WVAZCcP
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 21, 2018
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