Barack and Michelle Obama are officially moving forward on their planned comedy series for Netflix that is loosely based on Michael Lewis’ anti-Trump book The Fifth Risk, which attempts to portray the early days of the Trump presidency as chaotic and disorganized.
The G Word with Adam Conover will be a comedy series about the federal government, the comedian announced Thursday on Twitter. The series will be co-executive produced by the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, which has a deal with Netflix, and Conover’s outfit Fair Point.
The Obama’s acquired the rights to the Lewis book in 2018 with plans to adapt it into a series for the streamer.
Very happy to finally be able to share this news: I’m creating a new comedy series for Netflix about the federal government. It’s called The G Word, and I can’t wait to share it with you. https://t.co/cLppFdfoWS
— Adam Conover (@adamconover)