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Barack and Michelle Obama Share Details of Upcoming Netflix Projects

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Netflix has shared details of their upcoming multi-project venture with Barack and .

The Higher Ground Productions announced a total of seven projects that include several scripted shows, , and documentaries.

In a press release, in association with Higher Ground revealed that they had acquired the rights to two films including “American Factory,” a Sundance winner that looks into the relationship with China and America's post-industrial war, and “Crip Cramp,” a feature-length documentary about a summer camp for disabled teenagers.

A called “Bloom,” which is a biopic based on David W. Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” which is a scripted anthology series based on the Times obituary column Overlooked. Another is a non-fiction series based on best-selling author Michael Lewis' “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,” and the kids' program “Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents” have also been confirmed.

Michelle Obama
NEW YORK-MAY 5: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014, in . (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That's why we couldn't be more excited about these projects,” the former President said. Mrs. Obama added, “We think there's something here for everyone — and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day. We can't wait to see these projects come to — and the conversations they'll generate.”

“We love this slate because it spans so many different interests and experiences, yet it's all woven together with stories that are relevant to our daily lives,” Mrs. Obama said. “We think there's something here for everyone—moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day. We can't wait to see these projects come to life — and the conversations they'll generate.”

“President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and the Higher Ground team are building a company focused on storytelling that exemplifies their core values,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix. “The breadth of their initial slate across series, , documentary, and family programming shows their commitment to diverse creators and unique voices that will resonate with our members around the world.”

All of the projects are currently in early development and will be released on the streaming platform over time.

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