By Sharee Silerio
Since 2009, our hearts have been captured by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. They’ve inspired us to care, do, and become more so we could have a positive impact on the world.
When they left the White House, it felt like our favorites were leaving us behind. Books have been written on their legacies, films have tried their best to show us how it all got started, and artists have grasped their intrinsic magnificence through masterpieces.
Now, the Obamas are partnering with Netflix to create content that uplifts and moves the world as they have over the past eight years.
Netflix announced that the former first couple signed a multi-year deal to produce a diverse mix of content – from scripted series to unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features – through their company, Higher Ground Productions.
In a press release, the Obamas shared their excitement about this new chapter in their lives. President Obama said,
“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. 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.”
Mrs. Obama said,
“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. Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”
If the content they create is anything like them, we know that we should expect nothing but the best. Their projects are sure to open hearts, change minds and encourage action, further enhancing their influence on society. We can’t wait to see what the Obamas have in store for us!