The Obamas Sign Multi-Year Netflix Deal To Produce & Perform In Series, Films & Documentaries

 Among the Obamas' reported potential programming ideas are shows that highlight inspirational stories, or that feature the couple talking about the key issues from their time in the White House. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Among the Obamas' reported potential programming ideas are shows that highlight inspirational stories, or that feature the couple talking about the key issues from their time in the White House. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement to produce various series, film, and documentaries for Netflix, reports Politico. 

While the former president has said that the couple's intent is not to criticize the Trump administration or social conservatives, reality is that Netflix's almost 120 million global subscribers give the Obamas a significant platform for influence on key issues that matter to them -- like health care, immigration and nutrition. 

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Obama said in a statement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – 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.”