Malia Obama enters her prestige TV era, with help from Donald Glover | Sunday Observer

Malia Obama enters her prestige TV era, with help from Donald Glover

28 February, 2021

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 Malia Obama to write for his upcoming series Hive, created by Janine Nabers, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The show, which Donald Glover will executive produce, will reportedly revolve around a powerful Beyoncé-esque figure. Malia 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.

Writer’s room

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 film. Michelle also recently announced her next Netflix project, a kids cooking show called Waffles and Mochi that looks promisingly kooky.

As The Hollywood Reporter states, Hive is one of the first projects Donald 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. Donald and Phoebe are now using their megadeals to team up, recently announcing that they would be writing, producing, and starring in a series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.