Barack and Michelle Obama are supposedly working out a deal to produce shows for Netflix.
Netflix would pay the former first couple for unique content, with the variety of formats and episodes yet to be decided, according to the New York Times, which explained talks as “sophisticated”.
The shows would offer Mr Obama, who was United States president for 8 years until Donald Trump took control of after the 2016 election, an unfiltered method of talking to the general public.
He already has an audience on Twitter, where he has 101 million followers, and Facebook, with 55 million.
He would not use the programs to react to Mr Trump or his conservative critics, however.
Eric Schultz, a senior advisor to the former president, told the newspaper: “Throughout their lives, they have actually raised up stories of individuals whose efforts to make a difference are silently changing the world for the better.
” As they consider their future individual plans, they continue to check out new ways to assist others tell and share their stories.”
Amongst the problems near to the previous president’s heart are healthcare, ballot rights, diplomacy and environment modification; while the former very first lady championed the importance of nutrition throughout her time in the White House.
It has actually not been revealed what does it cost? the Obamas may be paid for their participation.
The New York Times likewise reported that Apple and Amazon have actually revealed interest in content deals with the couple.
Mr Obama has connections to Netflix: his ambassador to the Bahamas – Nicole A Avant – is married to Netflix’s primary content officer, Ted Sarandos.
Netflix has actually not talked about the talks.