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Barack & Michelle Obama Partner With Netflix to Produce Films & Series

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First, the Obamas moved out of the White House, and now they're moving to Netflix.

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with the streaming service.

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The Obamas, through their new Higher Ground Productions banner, will produce new content, including the potential for both scripted and unscripted series, docu-series, as well as documentaries and features.

"Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us," Michelle Obama said in a statement, "and to help us open our minds and hearts to others.”

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Barack Obama has previously appeared on Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, but this will be the first time the former president has taken on a production role with the streaming service.

There has been no word regarding the release date of any of the Obamas' Netflix work, however, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is optimistic about the partnership: “Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized 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."

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