Higher Ground Productions, the production company launched by Barack and Michelle Obama, has revealed several new TV shows and movies it will bring to Netflix, including fiction and non-fiction works. The two companies previously announced a partnership and a slate of content for the streaming service, including Crip Camp and American Factory.
Netflix announced the new projects today, noting that these upcoming shows and movies will — as with other projects from Higher Ground — focus on telling stories that reflect the Obamas’ values. A total of four movies have been announced, as well as two television series.
The movies are called Exit West, Satellite, Tenzing, and The Young Wife; they are all feature films, including one based on the novel from Mohsin Hamid, a science fiction movie without any details, a movie based on the story of Tenzing Norgay, and another that revolves party a wedding-like party, respectively.
Joining those feature films are two shows: Firekeeper’s Daughter and Great National Parks. The first series is based on Angeline Boulley’s novel and it will arrive in Spring 2021. The second is a natural history docu-series that’ll focus on both wild spaces and national parks across the world.
Barack and Michelle Obama said in a joint statement:
We created Higher Ground to tell great stories. This group of projects builds upon that goal and the incredible path forged by films like Crip Camp, Becoming, and the Oscar-winning American Factory. From science fiction to the beauty of our natural world to the relationships that define us, Higher Ground continues to strive for fresh perspectives, compelling characters, and a healthy dose of inspiration. We couldn’t be more proud to team up with the brilliant artists behind each of these stories. Each of them has something important to say.