Obamas in talks with Netflix for 'production' deal

Barack and Michelle Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama

But all of those A-listers, and anyone else Netflix has working for it combined can't match the juice that one specific person alone has, and who Netflix may be in the process of bringing into its fold: former President Barack Obama. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama's portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama.

News of the pending deal follows several big tie-ups between Netflix and some Hollywood heavy-hitters - including a $100 million agreement with Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and a $300 million dollar, five-year deal with Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy.

While the deal is still not final, the New York Times reports that the Obamas are in the final stages of negotiation.

Barack and Michelle may not be involving themselves in any politically related work, but they seem to be committed to serving their countrymen in other ways.

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Obama senior adviser Eric Schultz, in a statement provided toThe Associated Press, said the Obamas believe in the power of storytelling to inspire. In 2017, the Obamas reportedly inked a record-setting $60 million deal to write two memoirs - one each for the former two-term president and first lady.

And it has been investing heavily in content as it tries to grow that subscriber base - with hit shows such as Stranger Things and Black Mirror as well as films and documentaries. Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. That's what he's known for doing the most as the president of the United States. It was not immediately clear how many shows or episodes would be ordered nor how much the Obamas would be paid. It won't come cheap, though.

The former US President is said to be talking to the streaming service about him and his wife Michelle Obama starring in programmes that highlight inspirational stories close to their hearts.

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