Barack and Michelle Obama announce details of series — Netflix

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Barack and Michelle Obama just announced the list of projects they are working on with their production company Higher Ground Productions, for Netflix.

Specifically, they revealed that Higher Ground has seven projects coming down the pike for Netflix: four series, two documentaries and one feature film about abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Netflix executive Ted Sarandos said at the time that the Obamas "are among the world's most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better". The projects selected are a reflection of these values and a commitment to quality storytelling.

Since introducing Higher Ground, it has remained steadfast in producing and shopping various projects.

You may have already heard that the Presidential power couple struck a multiyear production deal to produce shows and films for Netflix, but now we know all the juicy details behind what exactly the Obamas plan to produce, and we absolutely can't wait for this adorable collaboration.

"We believe each of these productions won't just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all", Obama said in the statement.

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

This documentary takes a deep dive into a post-industrial OH, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires 2,000 blue-collar Americans.

Barack and Michelle Obama's production company on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging slate of programming it will supply to Netflix, including a period drama set in the fashion world and a biopic about Frederick Douglass. It was produced by Participant Media, with Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert and Julie Parker Benello serving as producers. Check out the full list and descriptions right here, via the New York Times.

Crip Camp is also a documentary acquired by Higher Ground and Netflix, now in production with support from the Sundance Institute.

"Listen to Your Vegetables and Eat Your Parents", created by Jeremy Konner ("Drunk History") and Erika Thormahlen, will be Higher Ground's family-friend series. Higher Ground has not specified whether this is an acquisition or an original production or co-production.

"Crip Camp": A documentary project about a summer camp for disabled teenagers that in the early '70s transformed lives and set in motion the disability rights movement. It is directed by former camper Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham.

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