Although Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have long since vacated The White House, much to the chagrin of nearly everyone, they’re still very much making boss moves. The Obamas have entered negotiations with Netflix to produce original programming for the streaming network, although what that will look like has yet to be determined.
The New York Times reports:
Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
Mr. Obama does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics, according to people familiar with discussions about the programming. They said the Obamas had talked about producing shows that highlight inspirational stories.
But the Netflix deal, while not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com, would give Mr. Obama an unfiltered method of communication with the public similar to the audiences he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page.
The outlet added some speculative ideas about the type of programming that would be produced, and it doesn’t necessarily put the Obamas front and center as on-air personalities.