Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama
This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, May 21, 2018 1:59PM EDT
NEW YORK - Netflix says that it has reached a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce material for the streaming service.
Netflix said Monday, in a tweet, that the former president and first lady will produce films and series for the service, potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features.
Netflix chief executive Ted Sarandos said that the Obamas are uniquely position to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities.
Barack Obama recently appeared as a guest on David Letterman's Netflix talk show.