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Obamas Turning Book About Trump Administration into a Netflix Series

11/01/2018 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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The Obamas signed on with Netflix to produce various original content for the streaming service, and it looks like they’ve found one of their first projects.

Entertainment Weekly reports that author Michael Lewis has confirmed that “former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to his nonfiction book, The Fifth Risk, for adaptation.”

Lewis revealed the news to Katie Couric during an interview on her self-titled podcast, which airs today (Nov. 1).

Netflix declined to comment on the upcoming project, but EW says the Obamas “are exploring projects, but nothing has been ‘green-lit’ at this stage.”

For those unfamiliar with Lewis’ book is a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, and USA Today says, “The book is a brilliant indictment of Trump and his appointees’ foolhardy ignorance of what federal agencies actually do and how,” via a review written earlier this month.

Michael Lewis is also the author behind The Blind Side, The Big Short, and Moneyball.