Barack, Michelle Obama sign Netflix content production deal

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, arrive for an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It looks like Barack Obama's appearance on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" won't be his last on the platform.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama signed a multi-year deal with the streaming giant to produce films and series. The content is reportedly not going to be aimed at addressing President Donald Trump or conservatives, but will rather focus on inspiration content, according to CNBC.

"One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience," said Barack Obama in a statement. "That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world."

The Obamas' deal with Netflix leaves the door open for variety in the type of content they produce. Netflix announced that content could take the form of "scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features."

“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,” said Michelle Obama. “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.”

The name of the entity under which the Obamas will produce content for Netflix is called "High Ground Productions."

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