Former national security adviser and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice now has a new role on Netflix’s board of directors, appearing to follow her former boss who is in reported “advanced negotiations” to create a series of shows with the streaming giant.
The company made the announcement on Wednesday, with Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings praising her prior work on intelligence issues for former President Barack Obama.
In fact, Rice’s former boss may be joining her at Netflix, as the New York Times first reported earlier this month the 56-year-old was in talks for a deal that would pay him and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, for Netflix-only “exclusive content” that would be available to subscribers of the digital streaming service.
Netflix has about 118 million subscribers globally. It was not immediately clear how many shows or episodes would be ordered or how much the Obamas would be paid.
The streaming service recently tried a talk show featuring anti-Trump comedian Chelsea Handler called “Chelsea” that lasted two seasons before getting canceled.
“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Hastings said in a statement. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
Rice, 53, said she was “thrilled” to be joining the board.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” she said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Netflix’s appointment of Obama-era UN Ambassador Susan Rice to its board has sparked a boycott among users, who are cancelling their subscriptions.
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch was quick to denounce the appointment, saying Netflix was “the perfect place” for someone who blamed a terror attack on a film. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton also chimed in, accusing the company of supporting “Obama corruption.”
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— overpasses4America (@o4america) March 30, 2018
Wondering how many patriotic Americans are going to drop their Netflix subscriptions in protest of bringing the corrupt proven liar, Susan Rice, onto their board? If that outrage isn't enough, I guess she was chosen just in time for Netflix to run the forthcoming Obama series https://t.co/bep3EdbzwM
— Mal Luber (@LuberMal) March 29, 2018
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 28, 2018
Many pointed to reports that Obama is in talks with the company about a series as further proof of the company’s liberal leanings. While others highlighted the fact that George Soros is a shareholder in Netflix.
Get #BoycottNetflix TRENDING! RT the hell outta this!
Susan Rice is an unrepentant, reprobate LIAR & career criminal. With no applicable background in film, this, & Obama's deal, are likely money laundering schemes. Follow the Soros money (laundering)! https://t.co/KsIyNA8so4
— Ad Infinitum (@Baby_Blue_2013) March 28, 2018
Time to cancel Netflix!!! Susan Rice, Reed Hastings and George Soros.. "The Three Stooges" https://t.co/o11JieZhtk
— Jeff Evans (@jsevans265) March 29, 2018
George Soros leading Shareholder
Susn Rice on the board
Obama wants to create a million of himself
Obama a producer and a will have a show
Do the math and keep your kids away from Netflix
— Tammy NRA Proud (@MAGATammy) March 29, 2018
Probably the same reason…Obama and his posse are taking over Netflix with George Soros! #CancelNetflix
— Kathy Nassios (@knassios) March 29, 2018
So there you have it folks. Netflix, to be, or not to be, that is the question.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
March 30th, 2018