Confirming months of reports of new media deals being struck with President Barack and Michelle Obama aren’t going away anytime soon per Netflix.
Netflix posted on Twitter today that they have struck a deal with the Obamas, and Twitter melts down.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
The deal struck with Netflix is unprecedented. Over the years, typically a former president’s first big move is limited to their post-White House pacts to book deals – and the Obama’s didn’t exempt themselves from that either. Just earlier this year, Penguin Random House signed Barack and Michelle to a joint book deal that will pay a lofty sum, $65 million for individual memoirs.
At this point it’s unclear just how much the Obama Netflix deal is actually worth, but one can be sure it’s quite the healthy sum.
Now the question remains; will the Netflix decision prove to be a wise one, or will it suffer the same “just go away” fate has Hillary Clinton has been experiencing since her loss in 2016? As always, time will tell.
After release of today’s news, social media provides massive feedback. Let’s see what some are saying on Twitter.
Show where Obama and Biden solve mysteries please.
— Dan (@WarioDraghi) May 21, 2018
Omg they could bring Obama’s dog and be the next Scooby Doo!
— Matthew Blutinger (@Halodux) May 21, 2018
— Eddie (@eddieb2) May 21, 2018
Sure they will. Right after they cover the current president’s trial allowing a foreign entity (s) to interfere in the American election process.
— Preach politics? Pay taxes!!! (@sandrafaulkenb1) May 21, 2018
Why would I watch these horror films when I had to live it?
— Couch Republican (@CouchRepublican) May 21, 2018
Almost cancelled after last price increase, this has pushed me over the line. Just Hulu and Amazon for me now…
— AP_LAB (@EvilAgent777) May 21, 2018
Wow. Just canceled my membership.
— Elaine Whiteside (@D_ElaineW) May 21, 2018
Show me the money!!!
— Eric (@MillenialN) May 21, 2018
Go ahead. Get woke, go broke.
— Charlie’s Angles (@CharliesAngles8) May 21, 2018
Why would you want to mess up the franchise? (He’s not as cool as you think he is)
— LordofUnicorns (@ninjahulahoop) May 21, 2018
You announce this like you believe it’s a good thing.
— microcaptrader (@microcaptrader1) May 21, 2018
And for EVERY person that doesn’t like it and cancels, thousands more will tune in, even if they’re only tuning in to ‘hate’! Wait, run them numbers and get back to me!
— Corris Mac (@shonufftite) May 21, 2018
— Chad Anderson (@chadwicka1000) May 21, 2018
Perfect time to stop subscribing, thanks for the heads up!😊
— 🇺🇸jo jo🇺🇸 (@SassHoney1) May 21, 2018
Guess who’s deleting @netflix? Yup me
— 🔴 Under the WOOBIE ⚪ (@SGTWoobie) May 21, 2018
Gonna have to drop my membership…
— Alexa Joy (@AlexaMAGA16) May 21, 2018
— _Superion (@_Superion) May 21, 2018
— MiniSpk (@MinistryofSpeak) May 21, 2018
— Dri 🇳🇴 (@Dricaminhando) May 21, 2018
Brilliant marketing, #Netflix 🏆
+ irresistible bait to get the Trump sheeple to attack a private citizen for legally doing what the Resident is doing illegally
— ⚘1984 is not fiction (@dutchiegirlie) May 21, 2018
I see a lot of Trumptard republicunts can’t handle this information. What a bunch of fucking snowflakes.
— Hamstel Light (@Framethrower) May 21, 2018
— Dr.Tahir Khan (@talk2tahirkhan) May 21, 2018
The only documentary of his I’d like to watch is the one where he ends up in prison.
— g-force (@GeeVeeforce) May 21, 2018
Looking forward to watching alt-right snowflakes smash their TVs in protest. It’ll get ’em off the Fox News hallucinogens.
— Foxfire Inferno (@FoxFireInferno) May 21, 2018
Canceled my Netflix when I heard it last month. Don't even miss it.
— 🔥NFL Barb 4Trump👠 (@Barbara531) May 21, 2018
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