Stay tuned to your Netflix account…former President Barack Obama may be streaming soon. Obama and former first lady Michele Obama are reportedly in talks with Netflix about producing a series of shows that would highlight inspirational stories, accord to The New York Times.
“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, told the Times.
“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.”
One idea for a show would have the former president moderating a discussion on various topics that were intense during his tenure, like health care, voting rights, and immigration.
Apparently, Obama is not intending to use this platform to criticize conservatives or his GOP successor in front of Netflix’s nearly 118 million subscribers.
Netflix is not the only company interested, Apple and Amazon who also have streaming options, have expressed interest in discussing content deals with the Obamas. But Obama is familiar with Netflix. He recently interviewed with longtime late night host David Letterman on his new show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”
What do you think about the Obama’s getting into the streaming TV business? You can watch a clip of Obama with Letterman below.
Credit: The Hill