Obamas Buy Rights to “The Fifth Risk” as First Netflix Project

Back in May this year we announced that Netlfix had teamed up with the Obamas for a number of shows for the streaming service and now we have some news about their first project. Higher Ground, the Obamas’ media company, has purchased the rights to the Michael Lewis book “The Fifth Risk” which tracks the transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration; in particular following the Agriculture, Commerce and Energy departments.

While it’s been reported that the book is somewhat critical of Trump, the author has been quoted as saying “Obama shared responsibility for the government’s inefficiency and that he did not do enough to fix the problems outlined in ‘The Fifth Risk.’ Trump is symptom, not just cause here, we don’t elect someone who is so ignorant and negligent unless we got to the point where we so misvalue and misunderstand the thing he’s running.” [via The New York Times]

We will keep you updated with any further news on what the Obamas are bringing to Netflix.

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