Are Barack and Michelle Obama about to become Netflix producers?

From the White House to the small screen...

Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks with Netflix about the prospect of producing a series of high-profile shows.

The former US President and his wife are believed to be close to securing a deal with the streaming giant, responsible for hugely popular shows such as Stranger Things, House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black.

Although the format of the shows produced by the Obamas is yet to be revealed, it is not believed that they will use the platform to launch stinging attacks on political opponents including Donald Trump.

The New York Times claims that one possible idea would include the former President moderating conversations on divisive topics that dominated his presidency, including healthcare and climate change.

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Another programme could reportedly feature Michelle Obama discussing topics such as nutrition, which she heavily supported in the White House.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Netflix isn’t the only major network taking an interest in the former first family – with the likes of Amazon and Apple also keen on securing their services.

Obama’s senior adviser, Eric Schultz, told the New York Times: “President and Mrs Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire. Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better.

“As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”