The Obamas Are Producing A Comedy For Netflix About The 2016 Presidential Transition

December 2, 2020 / Posted by:

Oh joy. A “part-documentary, part-comedy sketch” show on Netflix “based on the chaotic transition of power when Donald Trump became president” produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. We may all still be clenched tighter than Melania Trump’s face in a sandstorm, bracing for whatever Donald might do in his final desperate hours, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t ready to share a gentle guffaw with the Obamas about one of the most painful periods in recent American history. It’s called The G Word I’m already LOL’ing as we speak! (that’s Letting Out a Long anguished guttural moan while experiencing nervous diarrhea and conflicting emotions about not knowing what’s “funny” anymore)

According to Yahoo!, The G Word was created in part by Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything fame and is based on the book The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis who also wrote Moneyball and The Big Short. Do you think Brad Pitt would be more fun stunt-cast as Steve Bannon or Mike Pence?! Pray we never find out.

Barack and Michelle Obama are set to produce a new Netflix comedy series based on the “chaos”, which ensued when Donald Trump became US president in 2016.

Called “The G Word,” the series is due to start filming in early 2021 and is based on Michael Lewis’ book “The Fifth Risk,” the rights to which the Obamas bought in 2018, according to Deadline.

“The Fifth Risk” is a non-fiction book that examines “the Trump administration’s botched presidential transition,” as per Goodreads.

“The G Word” is set to be part-documentary, part-sketch comedy. It will pull back the curtain on government, examining whether it is “a dirty word or a trusted institution,” according to Deadline.

This show is produced by the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions (when they go low, we go hightail it over to Netflix for a multi-million dollar deal) which also produced the 2019 Academy Award-winning documentary American Factory. Here’s Adam’s announcement of the project on Twitter.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around what exactly this is going to be. Sounds like it’s a little deeper than just Michelle dishing on what exactly was inside that Tiffany box Melania gave her and Barack tattling on Trump for trying to take a stealth crap in the Oval Office bathroom not realizing it isn’t soundproofed. According to Esquire, the source material “illuminates the breakdown of government agencies under the Trump administration, beginning with the botched presidential transition” and “homes in on the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy during the passing of the torch between the Obama and Trump administrations.” Given where we are with the current transition of power between the Trump and Biden administrations, I already can’t wait to find out how season 2 will end. Like, please, somebody give me a spoiler, I’m dying over here.

Pic: YouTube

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