Barack and Michelle Obama & “Doc McStuffins” Chris Nee Team Up on Netflix

Former forever President Barack Obama, and forever first lady Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions, according to the news website Deadline, is getting into the kids’ TV business with an animated preschool series from Doc McStuffins creator Netflix and series creator, Chris Nee.


The streaming service has ordered 40, 12-minute episodes of Ada Twist, Scientist, which is based on the book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts.

The series, which will launch in 2021, follows Ada Twist, a young Black scientist who will explore helping people through scientific discovery, collaboration and friendship.

Kerri Grant, a writer on Mira, Royal Detective and Nella The Princess Knight, will serve as showrunner. Wonder Worldwide, the company behind Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles, is also a producing partner on the project, which is the first series under Netflix’s overall deal with Nee and her production company Laughing Wild.

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