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Barack Obama, Netflix in negotiations for series

10 March 2018

If the deal goes through, Netflix would pay the former president and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would only be available not the streaming giant's service.

Eric Schultz, senior adviser to the former president, said on Thursday in a statement: 'President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire'.

It's also reported that Apple and Amazon are also interested in "talking to Mr. Obama about content deals".

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A source familiar with the discussions described it as a "production partnership" to CNN's Brian Stelter, and confirmed that former first lady Michelle Obama would also take part in the show.

The admirers of Barack Obama could watch their favourite leader on screen regularly soon. The exact format of the series or number of episodes has not yet been confirmed.

However, it would give him the chance to connect with Netflix's near 118 million subscribers around the world. One idea for a program would include Obama moderating conversations on topics that dominated his presidency and continue to divide Americans today.

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"Another programme could feature the former first lady discussing topics such as nutrition, which she championed in the White House".

Obama told reporters shortly after the 2016 presidential election the new media landscape made it possible for people to ignore facts. Additionally, the Obamas might be behind new Netflix documentaries or even fictional shows that line up with their "beliefs and values".

The article says that Obama has close ties with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarados who is married to Nicole A. Avant.

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Netflix did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Barack Obama, Netflix in negotiations for series