Just what the world does not need is a reality show with the Obama’s, but that’s what the world is getting.
Former president Barack Obama is in advanced talks with Netflix to produce a series of shows that would be available only on the streaming service, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
If the deal goes through, Obama and his wife, Michelle, would provide exclusive content to Netflix that will focus on inspirational stories (for leftists), according to the report, which cited people familiar with the discussions.
Show ideas include Obama having conversations on favorite topics of America’s Communists such as health care, immigration and climate change, the Times said.
Other episodes could reportedly feature the former first lady discussing, for instance, a topic she championed during her time in the White House, such as nutrition. Fortunately, there were no mentions of beauty tips from the former First “Lady”.
The Obamas could also put their brand on or endorse documentaries or fictional programs on Netflix which are in line with their values, the report says.
Obama has no intent to use the shows to respond to his successor, Donald Trump, according to the report.
But the Netflix deal, while not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com, would give Mr. Obama an unfiltered method of communication with the public similar to the audiences he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page.
It is unclear how much money the Obamas will be paid, given their lack of experience in the media business. Netflix recently signed a five-year, $300 million deal to lure Ryan Murphy away from 21st Century Fox, but Mr. Murphy is among the television industry’s most sought-after producers
Several people familiar with the Netflix discussions said that executives from Apple and Amazon, which have their own streaming services, have also expressed interest in talking with Mr. Obama about content deals.
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