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The Obama Show: Netflix announces partnership with Obamas for new streaming content

On Monday at noon, Netflix announced a partnership with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama to produce films and series.

Netflix made the announcement on Twitter.

"The Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features," a press release states. The Obamas will produce content under the company name Higher Ground Productions.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” said Mrs. Obama. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

This partnership follows the appointment of former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice to Netflix's board of directors.

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