Former President Barack Obama is negotiating a deal to produce a series of original shows for global streaming giant Netflix, according to a New York Times report.
“Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided,” the outlet reported.
Under the proposed deal, the former president “does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics,” instead the original content would focus on highlighting inspirational stories from Obama’s time in office.
But Obama has gone out of his way to acknowledge Breitbart’s influence, most recently, during the 2016 election cycle.
Obama told an audience of activists at his Foundation Summit in Chicago last November that “Breitbart did something pretty interesting. Now, they didn’t create a whole new platform but they did shift the entire media narrative in a different direction — in a powerful direction.”
“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.”
We’re not so dumb as to not understand that Obama was a very popular president among the left-leaning nutjobs, but do they REALLY have enough to say to warrant several TV series? Is that something that even the liberals have an interest in watching?