Barack and Michelle Obama cashed in with multiple lucrative media deals so it should come as no surprise they are using their new platform to take a few jabs at Trump.
The relationship between the Trump’s and the Obama’s has never been a good one and with the Obama’s inking a deal to produce a new Netflix series based on an anti-Trump book it will only get worse.
The series is called The G Word,” and will be loosely based on the book detailing the messy transition from Obama to Trump.
From Fox News:
The former president and first lady acquired the rights to Michael Lewis’ book “The Fifth Risk” back in 2018. Deadline, which first reported the news, noted that the show will be based on the book. Lewis has authored several books that have subsequently turned into successful movies, including “Moneyball” and “The Big Short.”
Comedian Adam Conover, who will partner with the Obamas for the series, confirmed the news on Twitter.
“Very happy to finally be able to share this news: I’m creating a new comedy series for Netflix about the federal government. It’s called The G Word, and I can’t wait to share it with you,” Conover wrote, quote-tweeting the Deadline report.
The series, which does not have a release date, will feature comedy “mixed with documentary elements,” according to Deadline.
“It will ask whether government is a dirty word or a trusted institution,” Deadline’s Peter White reported.
The Obamas, under the name Higher Ground Productions, have a multimillion-dollar Netflix deal. Their first Netflix documentary “American Factory” hit the streaming service in 2019 and was widely considered an attack on Trump. The documentary focused on a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory “in the husk” of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and his wife have long been donors and friends of the Obamas, raising over half a million dollars for Obama’s 2012 campaign. Sarandos’ wife, Nicole Avant, was Obama’s ambassador to the Bahamas between 2009 and 2011.
This confirms what many of you have probably already guessed: Adam Ruins Everything's season finale was also our series finale. I'm so proud of what our team accomplished on ARE, but it was time to take on a new challenge and prove we could tell even bigger stories.
— Adam Conover (@adamconover) November 19, 2020