March 9, 2018
Barack Obama is in talks with Netflix about producing a series of high-profile shows, it has been reported.
The former US president and his wife, Michelle, are in advanced negotiations with the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers, sources told the New York Times.
The number of episodes and format of the shows has yet to be decided and Obama does not intend to use the programmes to directly respond to criticism by his successor, Donald Trump, or other political opponents.
In addition to Netflix, executives from Apple and Amazon have expressed interest in talking to Obama about content deals, according to reports.
The Netflix deal would give Obama an unfiltered means of communication with the public, although it is unclear how much he would be paid. Netflix recently signed a five-year, $300m (£215) deal to lure Ryan Murphy away from 21st Century Fox.
This article was posted: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:19 am