Barack and Michelle Obama announce details of Netflix series


Barack and Michelle Obama have unveiled their first batch of projects in development with Netflix.

The diverse seven-title run from the Obamas Higher Grounds Production company addresses social and political activism.

It includes a film on social reformer Frederick Douglass, adapted from David W. Blight’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.

The former US President said he hoped to do more than “just entertain”.

He said the productions “will educate, connect and inspire us all,” by “touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights and much more”.

Mr. Obama and the former first lady signed a deal with the streaming service last year.

Release dates for the titles have not yet been confirmed.

In January the service announced it had surpassed 140 million subscribers, as part shift in the TV landscape toward on-demand viewing.


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