We Have To Talk About The Obamas' Netflix Show

I always had a feeling that Netflix would heal this divided nation of ours, and now there’s further proof. We found out back in March that former President/forever bae Barack Obama and his incredible ride-or-die Michelle were in talks to get a Netflix show, and now that dream has become a reality. On Monday, the greatest collab since Nicki’s verse on “Monster” was announced. The Obamas will be producing content for Netflix, where they will be both on and off camera. Be still my heart. The Obama Netflix show will be produced via the Obamas’ new production company, which is called Higher Ground Productions because of course it fucking is.

So What Do We Know?

Umm…not a ton. We know that Barack and Michelle will be on camera in some capacity, so we can all pretend they’re still the first family and Twitter is just a place for stupid jokes and retweeting memes. Netflix has not specified a timeline for this show (rude), but the announcement did say the Obamas will “produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”

So, all the docs-series and shit make sense to me but…a scripted series?!? So like…a TV show? Written by…Obama? What could it possibly be and, more importantly, how do I get cast in it? Or will Obama star in it? What if Obama wins an Emmy? What if Obama wins an Oscar? What if Obama gets an EGOT? My head is literally spinning.

This is the first time a former U.S. president has ever made a deal like this (most presidents confine their television career to before they take office), but it’s also the first time a former U.S. president has been attractive so it all makes sense. Anyway, IDK what this is going to be, but I’m getting my binge-watching body ready either way.

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Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.