Obamas' Netflix slate options interval drama, household present about greens

Barack and Michelle Obama’s manufacturing firm on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging slate of programming it should provide to Netflix Inc, together with a interval drama set within the vogue world and a biopic about Frederick Douglass.

The collection, documentaries and movies shall be launched on the streaming service over the following a number of years, in accordance with a press release from Greater Floor Productions, an organization established by the previous president and first woman final yr.

 The slate features a drama referred to as “Bloom,” a collection set within the post-World Conflict II vogue world in New York Metropolis, which explores boundaries confronted by girls and folks of shade. It will likely be written and govt produced by Oscar-winning “Thelma and Louise” screenwriter Callie Khouri.

A collection for preschoolers referred to as “Take heed to Your Greens & Eat Your Dad and mom” will “take younger kids and their households across the globe on an journey that tells us the story of our meals,” the assertion mentioned. Throughout her time as first woman, Michelle Obama advocated for wholesome consuming habits for kids.

One other undertaking is a non-fiction collection primarily based on the Michael Lewis ebook “The Fifth Threat: Undoing Democracy” about “the unheralded work accomplished by on a regular basis heroes guiding our authorities and safeguarding our nation.” The Lewis ebook was important of the U.S. administration’s transition from Obama to U.S. President Donald Trump.

The corporate is also adapting Pulitzer Prize-winning ebook “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight concerning the celebrated abolitionist.

“We consider every of those productions received’t simply entertain, however will educate, join and encourage us all,” Obama mentioned within the assertion.