It was only a matter of time before Malia Obama, First Daughter of Film Studies, landed a plum Hollywood gig. After years interning for the Weinstein Company (ugh) and working as a production assistant on the set of Girls, the 22-year-old Harvard grad is fully making the transition to prestige TV, with a little help from Donald Glover. The Atlanta creator has reportedly tapped Obama to write for his upcoming series Hive, created by Janine Nabers, per the Hollywood Reporter.
The show, which Glover will executive produce, will reportedly revolve around a powerful, Beyoncé-esque figure. Obama knows a thing or two about powerful figures, right? It’s an interesting next step for the Hollywood aspirant, who famously spent her gap year learning firsthand about the industry.
Malia’s reported leap into the writers’ room also arrives a few years after her parents struck a production deal with Netflix. They’ve since gone on to produce several documentaries, including the Oscar winner American Factory and Becoming, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Michelle’s high-profile book tour; Malia herself made a memorable, teary cameo in the doc. Michelle also recently announced her next Netflix project, a kids cooking show called Waffles and Mochi that looks promisingly kooky.
As THR reports, Hive is one of the first projects Glover has set as part of his new overall deal with Amazon. The Emmy winner left FX for the streamer. He’s following in the footsteps of his pal Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who signed a $20 million deal with the streamer in 2019, after winning a billion Emmys for the second season of Fleabag. Glover and Waller-Bridge are now using their mega deals to team up, recently announcing that they would be writing, producing and starring in a series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
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