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Barack Obama in talks with Netflix over a series of shows
According to reports, former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in "advanced negotiations" with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows.

Though the number of the episodes has not been confirmed and the format also has yet not been decided but what has been confirmed is that the content will be exclusively for Netflix. 

With more than a 100 million subscribers, this will boost the digital footprint of the already famous couple. As per reports, the series will not be political in nature and neither will it be used to counter Trump or the Republicans in the political sphere but would rather focus on inspirational and motivational stories.  

There have been reports of Amazon and Apple also being interested in such a deal but whether anything has been finalised or not is yet to be confirmed. The two are also working on Michelle Obama's memoir, 'Becoming' which is expected to be out later this year. Obama is still working on it with a release date yet to be confirmed.  

As per a report in the Hill, of the many shows planned, one has reportedly been moderated by Obama and will be focused on various policy topics with which Obama dealt when he was serving as the President. This includes topics such as health care, voting rights, foreign policy, climate change, and immigration, etc. 

The deal though not yet finalised will give a boost to Obama's people-friendly image that he carries as he will have a direct line with the public. The amount in which the deal will be finalised has also not been disclosed as of now. But having a historic president exclusively feature on its streaming service is surely going to add to the brand value of Netflix.

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