Here's what Barack and Michelle Obama are working on for Netflix

Michelle and Barack Obama in Chicago in 2017

Michelle and Barack Obama in Chicago in 2017

The seven projects range from acquisitions to new material, fiction to non-fiction and content aimed at adults and at children. Their firm, called Higher Ground, is being run by filmmakers Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis.

The Obamas are one of several high-profile producers that Netflix has brought into its fold over the last few years, including showrunnners like Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris, and Ryan Murphy.

"President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and the Higher Ground team are building a company focused on storytelling that exemplifies their core values", said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix.

"We think there's something here for everyone - mums and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day".

The former president and first lady's production company, Higher Ground Productions, are working on a number nonfiction, educational, drama, documentary and book-adaptations for the streaming giant. "We can't wait to see these projects come to life - and the conversations they'll generate". "Higher Ground expects to make additional project announcements in the coming months", reads a statement from the company.

- American Factory, a documentary film about a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory in an old General Motors plant in Ohio. The show depicts the barriers faced by women and people of color in that era, and is written and executive-produced by Oscar-winner Callie Khorui (Thelma & Louise).

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Higher Ground is producing a feature film on Frederick Douglass, adapted from David W.

"Overlooked": An anthology scripted series based on the ongoing New York Times obituary column of the same name about remarkable people whose deaths were not reported by the newspaper. Netflix and Higher Ground also acquired Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham's "Crip Camp", a documentary about a summer camp for disabled teenager founded in upstate NY in the early 1970s.

While the Obamas' programming shies from directly political angles, it no doubt touches on the issues they both raised while living at the White House.

The half-hour family series "Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents" is aimed at preschoolers and in line with Michelle Obama's emphasis on healthy eating.

Another project is a non-fiction series based on the Michael Lewis book "The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy" about "the unheralded work done by everyday heroes guiding our government and safeguarding our nation". The film is directed by former camper Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham.

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