The New York Times reports:
Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, 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.
Mr. Obama does not intend to use his Netflix shows to directly respond to President Trump or conservative critics, according to people familiar with discussions about the programming. They said the Obamas had talked about producing shows that highlight inspirational stories.
“the obama show,” where obama just acted like a normal president, would be the most watched show in netflix history.
“what are u watchin honey?”
“a normal president. being normal.”
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 9, 2018
This is very clearly not the point, but if Obama starts a Netflix show—with his massive audience—there’s a world where it could have a significant effect on the shape of Dems’ 2020 primary… (https://t.co/Fn7OybMxeE)
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) March 9, 2018
Obama is Colluding With Netflix to Create a Propaganda Machine https://t.co/97vzL3l3wA
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) March 9, 2018