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Barack Obama is reportedly planning Netflix shows

Barack Obama is reportedly planning Netflix shows

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Barack Obama is discussing terms to produce a series of shows with Netflix, according to The New York Times and CNN. Details of the shows are yet to be finalized, but they would provide the former president and his wife, Michelle, with a platform to communicate with Netflix’s 117 million global subscribers.

The Times suggests that one show idea could see President Obama moderating conversations on key matters from his presidency, while another might involve Michelle focusing on issues that she targeted during her time as First Lady. The shows are unlikely to target President Trump directly, according to the Times’ sources; rather, the Obamas would prefer to “highlight inspirational stories.”

President Obama is no stranger to Netflix. He recently appeared on the platform as the first subject of David Letterman’s new interview series, My Next Guest Needs no Introduction, and reportedly has a close relationship with CEO Reed Hastings.