BARACK and Michelle Obama are producing a Netflix comedy series, The G Word, expected to base on an anti-Trump book about transition chaos.
In 2018, the Obama’s acquired the rights to Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk, which portrays the chaos that reportedly erupted after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
Comedian Adam Conover, who will partner with the Obamas in the series, confirmed Deadline Hollywood’s reporting that he has teamed up with the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.
“Very happy to finally be able to share this news: I’m creating a new comedy series for Netflix about the federal government. It’s called The G Word, and I can’t wait to share with you,” tweeted Conover.
The comedy series will go inside the machine of government and introduce viewers to the civil servants who make it work.
It will ask whether government is a dirty word or a trusted institution.
The series will be mixed with documentary elements and will start production in early 2021, however, no official release date has been announced.
The series is executively produced by Conover, Jon Cohen, Jon Wolf and Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan.
The Obamas, under their Higher Ground Productions, have a multimillion-dollar Netflix deal.
Their first documentary with the company, American Factory, hit the streaming service in 2019 and was widely considered an attack on Trump.
American Factory, focused on a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans.
The recently announced comedy series is just a long list of attacks the Obama’s have launched at President Trump as of late.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Monday, Michelle called out both Donald and Melania Trump for lacking “maturity” and their refusal to concede the presidential election to Joe Biden.
Michelle mentioned how her and her husband welcomed the Trumps to the White in 2016 despite Donald having “spread racist lies” about Barack that “put her family in danger.”
“Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive.
“But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside,” Michelle added.
The former First Lady addressed Melania’s behavior of not reaching out to Jill Biden after the election results, as is tradition.
“I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had – from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Lady to what it’s like to raise kids in the White House.
“I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do – because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody’s ego,” she wrote.
Barack on the other hand has recently been branded a “narcissist” and an “ego maniac” after he recorded an audiobook edition of his memoir stretching over 29 hours.
His autobiography A Promised Land was published on Tuesday and has already sold more than a million copies.
However, some readers were aghast when they discovered how long it would take to listen to him reading the unedited 768-page book.
Comedian Adam Carolla, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, joked, “Obama is a bigger narcissist than Trump.
“I was only able to listen to the first 17 hours on the toilet this morning.”
Carlson chimed in: “Two autobiographies before you’re 60? It’s safe to say he doesn’t have a self-esteem problem.”
ABC host Meghan McCain’s husband Ben Domenech tweeted: “I realize 29 hours of Barack Obama talking about himself may seem like a problem, but don’t worry, it’s just Volume 1.”
Others on Twitter mocked the author as an “ego maniac” and a “legend in his own mind.”
But one Barack fan called the audiobook “29 hours of pure bliss”.
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