If you have read ‘Dreams from My Father’ or ‘The Audacity Of Hope’, then you know Obama’s skills as a story-teller are unparalleled. This all great news because Netflix are considering opening their checkbook and giving the former President his own show.
The New York Times have reported that former president Barack Obama is in “advanced negotiations” to “produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House”.
But don’t expect to tune into Obama bashing the Trump administration, the show would revolve around “inspirational stories”. A show that would involve Obama going around America or the world and meeting people doing extraordinary things in the face of adversity would definitely make goo television.
The exact details of the show are not yet available, so right now the format and number of episode is all left to speculation. According to the New York Times, “In one possible show idea, Mr. Obama could moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency — health care, voting rights, immigration, foreign policy, climate change — and that have continued to divide a polarised American electorate during President Trump’s time in office.”