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Malia Obama has ‘joined writing team’ for Donald Glover’s new Amazon Prime series

Former First Daughter Malia Obama has joined the writing staff for one of Donald Glover’s first projects for Amazon Prime, according to a report.

Glover, also known by his musical stage name Childish Gambino, has reportedly struck a huge eight-figure deal with Amazon to create a content channel for Prime’s video hub

Malia, 22, is a student at Harvard University in the class of 2021. 

The Amazon deal, which comes weeks after weeks of negotiations, will also see the Atlanta star executive produce other projects for the retail and streaming giant, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

One of those projects is said include a new potential series called Hive, created by Watchmen writer Janine Nabers, which is rumored to be based around a Beyonce-like figure, though few details are known.

While still in the early stages of development, Hive has reportedly already begun staffing a writers room with sources telling the Reporter that named among those recruited is Malia Obama.

Malia, the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, has interned and worked on several TV and film productions, including HBO’s Girls and on Halle Berry’s CBS’ drama Extant

Former First Daughter Malia Obama has joined the writing staff for one of Donald Glover’s first projects for Amazon Prime

Malia, the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, has interned and worked on several TV and film productions, including HBO’s Girls and on Halle Berry’s CBS’ drama Extant.

The project, named Hive, is currently in the early stages of development but was created by Watchmen writer Janine Nabers (above)

The project, named Hive, is currently in the early stages of development but was created by Watchmen writer Janine Nabers (above)

The 22-year-old also briefly interned with the Weinstein Company right after he dad left the White House in 2017 – and just months before the #MeToo movement would engulf its founder, Harvey Weinstein, in three-decades worth of sexual abuse allegations.

Amazon has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment on Malia’s reported involvement in Glover’s project.

News of Amazon’s deal with Glover has also not yet been publicly confirmed.

However, the actor-rapper-writer will reportedly end his current deal with the Disney-owned FX to work with Amazon.

But the move will not impact his award-winning FX comedy show Atlanta, which has already been renewed for seasons three and four, with production set to begin in March.

Both of the seasons will reportedly be filmed back-to-back to bring the series to screen as soon as possible, following a near three-year hiatus.

The show’s future beyond season four remains unclear.

Glover’s brother, Stephen Glover, who co-writes and produces Atlanta, has also signed a deal with Amazon, according to the Reporter.

Barack accompanied the post with an undated pictured of the family, as above

Malia (shown right, with her family), the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, has interned and worked on several TV and film productions, including HBO’s Girls and on Halle Berry’s CBS’ drama Extant

Last week, Glover was revealed to be working with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (together above) on a remake of the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie comedy film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Last week, Glover was revealed to be working with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (together above) on a remake of the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie comedy film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Amazon has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment on Malia’s reported involvement in Glover’s project. News of Amazon’s deal with Glover has also not yet been publicly confirmed

Amazon has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment on Malia’s reported involvement in Glover’s project. News of Amazon’s deal with Glover has also not yet been publicly confirmed

News of Glover’s Amazon deal comes just days after reports emerged that he’s set to collaborate with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge on a remake of the 2005 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie comedy film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Waller-Bridge and Glover will help to create the show as executive producers alongside Francesca Sloane (Atlanta, Fargo) who will act as showrunner. The show is currently set for a 2022 premiere.

‘Talk about the dream team! Donald and Phoebe are two of the most talented creators and performers in the world,’ Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement.

‘It’s truly a dream for us, as it will be for our global audience, to have these two forces of nature collaborating as a powerhouse creative team. ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ is an iconic property, and we can’t wait to see how Donald, Phoebe, and Francesca make it their own.’

The pair previously worked together on 2018’s Star Wars spin-off movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.


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