The Obamas have a new Netflix deal
Barack and Michelle Obama are working together to produce a Netflix comedy series. The series will focus on Donald Trump’s 2016 transition to the presidency and America’s government. The show is described as part docu-series and sketch comedy but is informational, according to Deadline. This new series will be called, The G Word.
The series’ inspiration
G Word will begin filming in 2021 and references the book, The Fifth Risk, which the Obamas bought the rights to in 2018 under their production company, Higher Ground Productions.
The book’s publisher, W. W. Norton & Company comments:
“it’s a brilliant narrative of the Trump administration’s botched presidential transition takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed. The government manages a vast array of critical services that keep us safe and underpin our lives from ensuring the safety of our food and drugs and predicting extreme weather events to tracking and locating black market uranium before the terrorists do. The Fifth Risk masterfully and vividly unspools the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works.”
Moreover, Adam Conover, the intended host of the series was overjoyed. He finally shared his role in the series. He took to Twitter to say:
“Very happy to finally be able to share this news. I’m creating a new comedy series for Netflix about the federal government,” he tweeted. “It’s called The G Word, and I can’t wait to share it with you.”
What else are the Obamas and Netflix up to?
In addition, the Obamas have more shows with Netflix in the works. In 2018 they announced their multimillion-dollar deal with the streaming service.
“We think there’s something here for everyone—moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day,” said Michelle. “We can’t wait to see these projects come to life — and the conversations they’ll generate.”