Now that they’ve been signed to the streaming platform, fingers crossed for a reality TV series a lá The Osbournes
In a New York Times report, it was revealed that the former POTUS and FLOTUS named the company that will oversee the projects “Higher Ground Productions”, a nod to Stevie Wonder, the Obamas’ well-known favourite singer and his song of the same name.
Unfortunately for all those hoping for a bingeable antidote to the current administration’s alternative facts, the Obamas will actually be working on “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features” that “highlight issues and themes the president pursued during his eight years in office”.
The Obamas released an official statement on Monday that read: “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience”
They continued: “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
I’m personally hoping one of the Netflix shows they create fills the medical drama gap left by Grey’s Anatomy or Scrubs and sets it against the backdrop of Obamacare. Or, a reality TV series on the entire family reminiscent of The Osbournes. Call me if you’re looking for more pitches guys.