Donald Glover Inks Overall Deal With Amazon, Malia Obama Set To Join As Staff Writer


February 24, 2021

This is so dope!

Donald Glover just inked an overall deal with Amazon and has Malia Obama set to join as a staff writer for one of his upcoming projects, The Grio reports.


Glover is a multi-hyphenate creator. He found success in television and film with his hit series Atlanta, lending his voice for Disney’s The Lion King, and in music under his alias Childish Gambino. Now, the 37-year-old creative has just inked a multi-year, eight-figure overall deal with Amazon. 

One of the first projects Glover is working on under the new deal is Hive, a series already in development centered around “a Beyonce-like figure.” Janine Nabers of HBO’s Watchmen is working alongside Glover on the project, and they have already started staffing the writer’s room, bringing on Malia Obama.

The eldest Obama daughter is currently a student at Harvard University and first started working in TV and film back in 2015 when she interned for the popular HBO series, Girls. Show creator Lena Dunham once spoke about Obama’s time on set, saying, ‘She’s an angel…she was interested, and she was interning at HBO, and they thought, you know, what if she comes a couple days a week to the set of Girls. She loved the show. Obviously, we weren’t making her go get our coffee, but she wanted to do all the jobs; that was the cool thing. She was totally enthusiastic.”


Hopefully, we’ll see that same enthusiasm from Obama in her writing on Hive, a series that’s sure to be a hit. Glover is also gearing up to star in the Mr. and Mrs. Smith remake alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Amazon.

Congratulations, Donald and Malia!

Photos Courtesy of Kevin Winter/Getty Images/Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Visual Press Agency


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