Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The Obamas' first Netflix project could be about the Trump administration

The Obamas' first Netflix project could be about the Trump administration

The two-day event will feature a mix of community leaders politicians and artists exploring creative solutions to common problems, and experiencing art, technology, and music from around the world. Written by Michael Lewis, the published work details the controversial shift from former President Barack Obama's network to Donald Trump's administration.

Michael Lewis's latest book The Fifth Risk has been acquired by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company to adapt into a potential series for Netflix, Deadline reported.

This project, which could be the first for the Obamas and their Netflix deal, is in the very beginning stages, and now, after the acquisition, their team, along with Netflix, will look at the possible ways to turn this book into a story. Trump's appointees to the Agriculture, Commerce and Energy departments were slow to show up, and when they did seemed under-qualified for their positions. "He conveys his worries that any shortchanging in the department under Trump could lead to a nuclear-weapons accident, a potential conflict with North Korea or Iran, or an attack on the US electrical grid", according to Deadline. Lewis also gave evidence of how spending cuts and incompetence in those areas could be catastrophic for the country.


In an interview with Katie Couric set for release Thursday, Lewis says his book is "a civics lesson..." Flash Boys, his book about Wall Street traders gaming the system, is now being adapted into a movie for Netflix. The Obamas signed their Netflix deal in May.

While it remains uncertain exactly what the former first couple plans to do with The Fifth Risk, it seems like there will be a series about how everything went straight to hell the minute they moved out.

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