Launched last year by ex-President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle, Higher Ground Productions announced a lineup of new Netflix projects yesterday. They include a Frederick Douglass biopic, a documentary about the early days of the disability rights movement and an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ The Fifth Risk. Another four productions, ranging from scripted dramas to family programming, are also in the works. The company aims to focus on stories that reflect a range of “interests and experiences,” according to Michelle.
What’s the timeline? All in various stages of development, the projects will be rolled out over the next several years.