Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and TV shows.
Netflix says the “films and series” will “potentially” include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”
The couple have created Higher Ground Productions to produce the content to be aired on Netflix.
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognised public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”
The streaming service’s mix of original drama, films and other programming has proved popular globally, with subscriber numbers reaching nearly 118 million at the end of 2017.