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The two have signed a unique multi-year agreement with the streaming service, and will use their platform to share ‘inspiring’ stories from around the globe. Michelle Obama said it’s an opportunity to tell “the kinds of stories we want to share… Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others.”
Barack Obama said he hoped that his latest venture would promote “greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
In 2016, Netflix created a biopic on Barack titled Barry, exploring his foundational years and dealings with race, identity and life as a college student. Now, Netflix are continuing the relationship.
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognised public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said.
Stay tuned for what the Obamas have cooking, coming to a screen near you.