Obamas to produce seven Netflix Originals

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Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, has finally shared some information on the shows, films, and documentaries it has been working on in conjunction with Netflix since their partnership with the streaming company was announced last May.

The series, documentaries, and films will be released on the streaming service over the next several years.

The slate of upcoming content includes a drama called Bloom, a series set in the post-World War II fashion world in New York City, which explores barriers faced by women and people of colour. Another series, Overlooked, is an adaptation of the New York Times’ obituary column, which tells the “stories of remarkable people whose deaths were not reported by the newspaper.”

The production house will also produce a series for preschoolers called Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents which will “take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of food.” During her time as first lady, Michelle Obama advocated for healthy eating habits for children.

The company also is adapting Pulitzer Prize-winning book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight about the celebrated abolitionist.

Speaking about the upcoming productions, Obama said, “We believe each of these productions won’t just entertain but will educate, connect and inspire us all.”

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