Obamas producing Netflix sketch comedy series based on book detailing Trump transition chaos

Obamas producing Netflix sketch comedy series based on book detailing Trump transition chaos

Barack and Michelle Obama will produce a Netflix公司 sketch comedy series, “The G Word,” expected to be loosely based on an anti-Trump book that portrays the chaos that reportedly erupted after President Trump won the 2016 选举.

The former president and first lady acquired the rights to Michael Lewisbook “The Fifth Risk” back in 2018. Deadline, 哪一个 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.”

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Comedian Adam Conover, who will partner with the Obamas for the series, confirmed the news 在推特上.

“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.

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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 factoryin the huskof 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 运动. Sarandos’ wife, Nicole Avant, was Obama’s ambassador to the Bahamas between 2009 和 2011.

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Reed Hastings, the founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix, is also a proponent of Obama, giving him $ 5,000 在此期间 2012 选举. He endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 总统选举, saying Trump’s victory “would destroy much of what is great about America.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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