Former Presidents of the U.S. are typically inundated with offers from the private sector when they leave office. Recent White House tenant Barack Obama is about to take a unique step, however, with reports suggesting that he is close to agreeing to have his own show on Netflix.
The New York Times is reporting that Obama is in “advanced negotiations” to produce a series for the global streaming service.
That’s about all the information we have for now. The Journal said the content would include Obama’s wife Michelle, both of whom would be paid by Netflix, and the shows would be exclusive to the streaming platform which claims 118 million subscribers.
According to the report, Obama’s motivation is to highlight inspirational stories rather than use the opportunity to hit back at political opponents and critics, including the Trump administration.
The deal would be a major coup for Netflix, and extend Obama’s already significant online reach. The former President boasts 101 million Twitter followers with 55 million likes on his Facebook page.