Malia Obama to write for Donal

The Obama family are all talented when it comes to writing. Image via Instagram @michelleobama

Malia Obama to write for Donald Glover’s new Amazon Prime show

Former ‘first daughter’ Malia Obama has joined Glover’s team of writers for an upcoming Amazon Prime series.

Malia Obama to write for Donal

The Obama family are all talented when it comes to writing. Image via Instagram @michelleobama

Former American President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia Obama, has joined Donald Glover’s writing team for a new Amazon Prime series he will be producing.


News of the series comes soon after Glover, the actor turned writer, producer and director, announced he would star in a Mr and Mrs Smith reboot. This new series will also star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and is coming to Amazon Prime in 2022.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glover ended his deal with Disney-owned FX for an eight-figure, multiple-year contract with Amazon. The deal is said to include a content channel spotlighting Glover’s work and other curated content on Amazon’s Prime Video hub. 

The deal will also see Glover take on the executive producer role for other Amazon projects. Glover’s move to Amazon will not affect FX’s award-winning comedy series Atlanta, which Glover writes and stars in. The show has been renewed for seasons three and four, and will be filmed back to back.

Donald’s brother Stephen Glover, who also worked on Atlanta in the writing and production departments, has also signed a deal with Amazon.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malia Obama is among several to be recruited to the writer’s table for a potential series called Hive. The new show will revolve around a Beyonce-like figure, and hails from writer and Watchmen producer Janine Nabers.

It is still in the development stage and additional information about it is not yet available.

Malia Obama, 22, is a Harvard university student set to graduate in 2021. She has already bagged impressive television production internships. In 2017, she interned at the Weinstein Company and she previously interned on HBO comedy Girls. She also worked as a production assistant on CBS’s Extant starring Halle Berry. 


Malia Obama is not the only member of her family to take to television work. Her parents, Barack and Michelle Obama, signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in 2018 and have several upcoming productions.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Barack Obama told The New York Times.

“That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

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