Former President Barack Obama is making the most of his time since he’s left the Oval Office. According to the New York Times, President Obama is in early negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will give the former Commander-in-Chief a global platform.
The deal would pay Mr. and Mrs. Obama for exclusive content that would be available only on Netflix. He does not intend to use the programs to respond to President Trump or conservative critics. Rather, he will use the platform to highlight inspirational stories. No word yet on the format or the number of shows that will be produced.
Notable Quote: “President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire. Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better” – Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president