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The Obamas and Netflix reveal details for 7 of their productions

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
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Netflix announced the details of 7 films and shows that will spotlight issues such as race, class, democracy and civil rights, to be released in partnership with Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground as a part of a multi-year deal.

Background: The Obamas signed the deal with Netflix in May 2018. They are not focused on producing political work that could inflame tensions with the right, per the New York Times.

AOC, Brett Kavanaugh crack TIME's list of 100 most influential people

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, William Barr and Greta Thunberg. Photos: Getty Images

There are some notable new names in TIME's 100 most influential people rankings this year: teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Attorney General William Barr, and Michelle Obama.

The big picture: The magazine got some huge names to write their profiles. One of the most eye-opening: Barr's was penned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Meanwhile, Obama's was written by Beyoncé and Kavanaugh's by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.