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The Obamas are making 7 new Netflix movies and TV shows — here are all the details

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  Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first
  lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first
  wave of content in its partnership with Netflix on Tuesday.
  
  The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix last year
  that was met with conservative backlash.
  
  The content includes the documentary "American Factory" that
  Netflix acquired from this year's Sundance Film Festival and
  "Fifth Risk," which is based on the author Michael Lewis'
  "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy."
  

  Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle
  Obama's production company, Higher Ground, announced on Tuesday
  its first wave of content for Netflix that includes docuseries
  and feature films.

  Some of the projects are a nonfiction series adaptation of the
  "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing
  Democracy," called "Fifth Risk"; a film adaptation of the
  Pulitzer Prize winner David W. Blight's "Frederick Douglass:
  Prophet of Freedom"; and "American Factory," a documentary
  Netflix acquired at this year's Sundance Film Festival. 

  
    Read more: Disney will spend $500 million on original content to
  take on Netflix next year, but its strategy could actually risk
  billions

  Higher Ground said the projects are in various stages of
  development and will be released over the next several
  years.

  The Obamas struck a multiyear deal with
  Netflix in May last year to produce original shows and
  movies. CNN reported that it was a "high eight-figure deal."
  

  "Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world's most
  respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely
  positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a
  difference in their communities and strive to change the world
  for the better," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, said at
  the time.

  The deal was quickly met with conservative
  backlash from those who threatened to cancel their Netflix
  subscriptions. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has also been critical
  of President Donald Trump in the past and supported Hillary
  Clinton during the 2016 election.

  Below are the seven projects the Obamas are producing,
  with details provided by Netflix:

  • Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first wave of content in its partnership with Netflix on Tuesday.
  • The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix last year that was met with conservative backlash.
  • The content includes the documentary "American Factory" that Netflix acquired from this year's Sundance Film Festival and "Fifth Risk," which is based on the author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy."

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, announced on Tuesday its first wave of content for Netflix that includes docuseries and feature films.

Some of the projects are a nonfiction series adaptation of the "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy," called "Fifth Risk"; a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winner David W. Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"; and "American Factory," a documentary Netflix acquired at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Read more: Disney will spend $500 million on original content to take on Netflix next year, but its strategy could actually risk billions

Higher Ground said the projects are in various stages of development and will be released over the next several years.

The Obamas struck a multiyear deal with Netflix in May last year to produce original shows and movies. CNN reported that it was a "high eight-figure deal."

"Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world's most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, said at the time.

The deal was quickly met with conservative backlash from those who threatened to cancel their Netflix subscriptions. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has also been critical of President Donald Trump in the past and supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.

Below are the seven projects the Obamas are producing, with details provided by Netflix:

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