Years on from their historic stint in The White House, Barack and Michelle Obama continue to operate on Higher Ground.
It’s apt then that the power couple has named their production company as such.
That Grape Juice reported that The Obamas had inked a lucrative deal with Netflix and now they’ve lifted the lid on the six projects they have incoming.
Dive below for details…
Per THR, here’s what’s set to hit the streamer:
– Firekeeper’s Daughter, a YA series based on the forthcoming debut novel by Angeline Boulley. It centers on an 18-year-old Native girl who reluctantly goes undercover in a police investigation on her Ojibwe reservation. Mickey Fisher (National Geographic’s Mars, NBC’s Reverie) will serve as showrunner and co-write with Wenonah Wilms, who like Boulley is from the Ojibwe tribe. Fisher and Wilms executive produce.
– Great National Parks, a natural history series highlighting some of the most awe-inducing national parks and wild spaces around the world. Higher Ground is producing with Wild Space Productions and Blue Planet II veteran James Honeyborne.
– Satellite, a sci-fi feature from Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T Street. Ola Shokunbi is writing, and Kiri Hart and Stephen Feder will produce for T Street.
– Tenzing, a feature based on the life of Tenzing Norgay, who along with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa), who has spent years on Everest, will make her narrative feature directing debut. Luke Davies (Lion, Hulu’s Catch-22) wrote the script, which is based on the book Tenzing: Hero of Everest by Ed Douglas.
– The Young Wife, from writer-director Tayarisha Poe (Selah and the Spades), follows 29-year-old Celestina on the day of her first wedding — or not exactly a wedding, but a party where she feels out of sync.
The news comes on the heels of the blockbuster success of Barack and Michelle’s respective memoirs and their recent Spotify podcast deal.
More power to them!