We can’t for the Obama’s to take over Netflix next!
Last year we reported some time ago that Michelle and Barack Obama closed on a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix to produce and create content for the streaming company.
Now we know today that the Obamas will produce 7 projects in conjunction with Netflix and their new production company, Higher Ground Productions. Here are the details of the projects below.
American Factory, a documentary that examines life in Ohio where a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a former General Motors plant and hired 2,000 people. Higher Ground Productions described the film, produced by Participant Media and directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, as “early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.” The documentary was already shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and Higher Ground Productions said it would be its first release.
Bloom, a drama series set in post-World War II New York that will explore the “barriers faced by women and by people of color in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress.” It will be produced by Callie Khouri, who wrote Thelma & Louise.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David W. Blight about Frederick Douglass. Higher Ground did not announce a screenwriter or any producers.
Overlooked, an adaptation of the New York Times series about people whose deaths were previously not reported by the newspaper. The obituaries have been published in a recurring feature in the paper. Higher Ground Productions said it would be a scripted anthology series.
The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy, a series based on the book by Michael Lewis.
Crip Camp, a documentary film about the origins of the disability rights movement.
Listen To Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents, a half-hour series for preschoolers that will “take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of our food.”
Did you notice anything? There are no specials about politics. Yes, the former president and first lady vowed to not make any political content to attack the current administration.
The petty in me wish they would but I am still excited to see these projects!
Source: The Jasmine Brand