Netflix has confirmed that the Obamas will produce a series of high-profile shows.
In a tweet, Netflix shared that Barack and Michelle have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce a number of different films and series for the streaming service. It shared that the productions could range anywhere from docu-series to scripted series.
It’s been just over a year since Barack Obama left the White House and the New York Times suggested that his next career move could be via the huge streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers.
The publication reported the number of episodes and format of the shows has yet to be decided, but the deal is already said to be in the advanced stages.
The NY Times also insisted the couple will not be using the Netflix shows to directly respond to President Donald Trump or conservative critics.
Sources stated that instead, the Obamas will use their platform to highlight inspirational stories, with possible ideas including healthcare and climate change.
It is also thought Michelle could discuss topics such as nutrition.
Barack’s senior adviser, Eric Schultz, told the Times: “President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire. 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.”
ET Canada has contacted Netflix for further comments.