- Donald Glover has reportedly asked Malia Obama to join the writing staff of his new Amazon show.
- According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project will focus on a “Beyoncé-like” figure.
- Obama has interned with the Weinstein Company and for the show “Girls” in the past.
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Former first daughter Malia Obama has reportedly been asked to join the writing staff of Donald Glover’s new Amazon show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glover recently signed a major deal with Amazon that will see his work and “other curated content” highlighted on its streaming service, Prime Video.
Glover is also going to executive produce several other projects for Amazon, including a show called “Hive,” the report says. The potential new series will focus on a “BeyoncÃ©-like figure,” stemming from an idea from writer Janine Nabers (“Unreal” and “Watchmen”).
Insider reached out to Amazon, but didn’t immediately hear back.
In the past, the eldest Obama daughter and Harvard student interned at the Weinstein Company, the now-defunct film studio that produced movies such as “Paddington” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” and has worked as a production assistant on the set of HBO’s hit series “Girls,” which went off the air in 2017.
It seems the 22-year-old is following in her parents footstps. In 2018, her parents Barack and Michelle entered into a multi-year deal with Netflix through their production company, Higher Ground Productions. The deal has seen Obama-produced documentaries such as “American Factory” and “Becoming” premiere on the streaming service in recent years.
I’m beyond thrilled to share that on March 16, I’ll be launching a new show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi! I'm excited for families and children everywhere to join us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world. pic.twitter.com/dedUWMp9SY
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 9, 2021
Michelle also recently announced that a new Netflix children’s show, “Waffles + Mochi,” would premiere on March 16.