Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix


The erstwhile President Of The United States (POTUS), Barack Obama is in advanced stages of discussions with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows.
These shows, New York Times reports will provide Obama a platform he desires to among other things highlight inspirational stories.
A source, privy to this discussions said should the parties involved agree to the deal, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world.
The source added that the shows would not been exploited by Mr. Obama to respond to his successor, Donald Trump.
The show would target audience within the same demography with those he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, said Thursday.
“Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories,” he added.


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