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Netflix's next big series is a collaboration with Barack and Michelle Obama

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While the photos might’ve indicated that former US President Barack Obama was enjoying his retirement from politics by water skiing and helping send his daughter off to college, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama have actually been hard at work creating a production studio called Higher Ground Productions.

Turns out they'll need it as the Obamas, through Higher Ground Productions, have signed a multiyear agreement with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming service, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.

So what can you expect from the pairing?

As much as we’d love to see an Barack Obama Marvel series spin-off or a Michelle Obama stand-up comedy special, the two are focusing on creating content that will “Cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples,” according to Obama.

Michelle Obama adds, “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.”

We'll take streaming shows over a biography any day

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