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Things We Saw Today: Barack and Michelle Obama Are Netflix Producers Now

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Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix. They’re reportedly be putting out a mix of scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features and I can’t wait to see what kind of content they choose to put their names behind. In a statement, Michelle said, “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

This is a super exciting deal, but there’s one aspect in particular that has Twitter extra fired up. It may be petty, but given Trump’s obsession with ratings, the idea of the Obamas beating him to an Emmy is a pretty delicious concept. (via THR)

What did you all see out there this (ugh) Monday?

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.