Barack and Michelle Obama Strike Unique Netflix Deal

The Obamas will work in front of and behind the cameras in a multi-year production agreement.

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Michelle Obama painted an intimate portrait of her fertility struggles in "Becoming." (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Expect to see a lot more content from Barack and Michelle Obama in your queue.

The former president and first lady struck a deal with streaming giant Netflix, the details of which became public on Monday, CNN Money reports. The two will work both in front of and behind the camera during the multi-year deal.

“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 Obama said in a statement.

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,” Michelle Obama said.

The New York Times first reported in March that the Obamas were in talks to strike a deal with Netflix. The Times reported then that one possible show idea could include President Obama moderating “conversations on topics that dominated his presidency — health care, voting rights, immigration, foreign policy, climate change — and that have continued to divide a polarized American electorate during President Trump’s time in office.”

In another, Michelle Obama might discuss the topics and causes she championed as First Lady, including nutrition.

Specific financial details of the deal were not released.

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