’Obamas ’in talks to make Netflix shows’

奥巴马将进军娱乐圈 有望担任Netflix主持人
时间:2018-03-10 单词数:3250

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导读:据悉奥巴马与全球流媒体巨头Netflix的系列节目合作已经处于“进阶谈判”阶段。 美国前总统奥巴马夫妇有望联手Netflix打造自己的剧集。


Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in talks to produce shows for Netflix, according to the New York Times.


The couple would make exclusive content for the US streaming site focused on uplifting stories, the paper suggested.


If confirmed, the deal would give a global platform for the Obamas, bypassing mainstream US media such as Fox News.


Netflix told the BBC it had no comment to make about the reports.


Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former president, did not confirm the plans but said they would make sense.


"President and Mrs Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire," he told the paper.


"Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories."

“在他们的一生中,他们传播那些努力改变人生的故事,这些故事正在悄悄地改变世界。在他们对未来个人计划的考虑中,他们不断探索新的方式来帮助他人诉说和分享他们的故事。 ”

The New York Times said one possible show idea was for Mr Obama to moderate debates on issues such as health care, climate change and immigration- all of which dominated his eight years in the White House.


But the paper said there were no plans to use the shows to attack conservative critics or Donald Trump.


The streaming service’s mix of original drama, films and other programming has proved popular globally, with subscriber numbers reaching nearly 118 million at the end of 2017.


And it has been investing heavily in content as it tries to grow that subscriber base - with hit shows such as Stranger Things and Black Mirror as well as films and documentaries.


It is unclear how much the Obamas will be paid if a deal is struck.


Mr Obama already connects directly to an audience through social media. He has more than 100 million twitter followers and his Facebook page has been liked by 55 million users.