Former First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Lower Eastside Girls Club to meet and greet members and discuss her new book, Becoming, on December 1, 2018 in New York City.
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Michelle Obama returns to Netflix this March.
The former first lady will appear in a children’s series called “Waffles + Mochi,” which is part of a multi-year production deal she and her husband Barack Obama signed with the streaming service.
The 10-part cooking show shows Obama together with a few friendly doll friends discovering, cooking and eating food from all over the world. The series starts on March 16.
In addition, “Waffles + Mochi” is working with Partnership for a Healthier America, where Obama is serving as honorary chairman, to provide fresh ingredients for families during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This children’s program is the latest release from Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, as part of their partnership with Netflix, which began in 2018. The couple has made several documentaries, “American Factory”, “Crip Camp” and “Becoming,”. “on the streaming service.
The signing of the Obamas nearly three years ago is part of Netflix’s ongoing strategy of securing exclusive deals with top content creators. Netflix has a long list of these partnerships, which includes contracts with Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, Kevin Hart, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, David Benioff and DB Weiss, and Kenya Barris.
It is unknown how much Obama’s Netflix deal is worth or how long it was contracted.
Last week, Netflix and Higher Ground Productions released a schedule for the streaming service. The projects, which span several genres, are expected to be published in the next few years:
- “Exit West” is a feature film based on Mohsin Hamid’s novel of the same name.
- “Satellite” is a science fiction film written by Ola Shokunbi and produced by Kiri Hart and Stephen Feder for Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T Street.
- “Tenzing” is a film based on the true story of Tenzing Norgay, the first man to reach the top of Everest.
- “The young woman” is a film by the writer and director Tayarisha Poe.
- “Fireman’s Daughter” is a series based on Angeline Boulley’s debut novel and due for release this spring.
- “Great National Parks” is a natural history documentary that explores national parks around the world.
- “Ada Twist, scientist” is an animated preschool series based on the book series by Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts.
- “The G-Word with Adam Conover” is an Adam Conover comedy series based on Michael Lewis’ The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy.