Former President Barack Obama in Talks to Produce Netflix Show
President Obama is in talks to produce a show for Netflix.
According to multiple news outlets, Obama is in talks to produce a series for Netflix that will “highlight inspirational stories.” And while the shows or platform has not yet been decided upon, each show could have a different perspective and vibe.
The show could be anything from a talk show to a nonfiction explainer series. “President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, an adviser to Obama, told the New York Times late yesterday.
“Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better,” continued Shultz. “As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
It is not clear yet how much Barack and Michelle might make from any deal though the family has been paid as much as $400,000 per speech and the former First Couple is expected to make as much as $60 million combined for their memoirs.
It is important to point out that no former president has ever made a TV deal like this. Former presidents have traditionally written books.
The deal with Netflix has not yet finalized. And there are rumors that both Apple and Amazon are also interested in working with President Obama.Related:
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