Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have acquired Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk, about “chaos and mismanagement” inside the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy during the transition between Obama and president-elect Trump, to adapt into a Netflix series.
In May, Netflix announced it was partnering with the Obamas to develop original content. Barack told attendees of a Las Vegas technology conference that he intends to use the deal to help train the next generation of leaders. “We want to tell stories. This [Netflix deal] becomes a platform,” he said.