When Barack Obama recently appeared on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show to discuss, among other things, his “dance floor dad moves,” we only wished there was more him to watch — and now there’s a chance that it might actually happen.
According to The New York Times, the former president and first lady Michelle Obama are in discussions with Netflix about producing a “series of high-profile shows” for the streaming service. The negotiations are said to be in the “advanced” stage, and current series ideas reportedly focus on “shows that highlight inspirational stories” more than current politics.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, told the NYT. “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
The report suggests that one show idea might feature Barack Obama moderating conversations on issues such as health care, immigration, climate change, and more. Another, it says, could feature Michelle Obama covering topics she supported in the White House, such as health and nutrition.
Per the NYT, Netflix had no comment about the report.
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